By Jerry Choong
SHAH ALAM, Jan 26 — The state government will hold discussions to see what forms of aid can be provided to the owner of the vehicles that were affected by the collapse of the drain bank at Jalan LP 1A/2 in Lestari Perdana, Serdang yesterday.
Sinar Harian quoted state executive councillor for infrastructure and farming Izham Hashim as saying a meeting will be held on Wednesday, together with the Selangor Disaster Management Unit, under the portfolio of the Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
The details from his site visit to the location of the incident earlier today will be discussed during the meeting.
“The vehicles which also fell into the drain are clearly owned by people since they are being repaired, so we will look at what steps can be taken,” he said during his visit to the collapsed drain bank.
Izham added he will also discuss with the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) and the Petaling District and Land Office on conducting investigations to identify the source of the collapse, as well as long-term plans to prevent it from reoccurring.
“This incident is different to what occurred in 2018, but it is not as serious this time since there is ground movement, and usually it involves groundwater passage.
“However we need to take precautionary measures, seeing as we cannot predict soil sediment at times, since we do not know the actual cause. Hence why we need to investigate before carrying out long-term strengthening,” he said.