Council slaps stop work order on developer of Paya Terubong housing project

The hill-slope housing project in Paya Terubong caused mudflow to the houses nearby.

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) has issued a stop work order on a hill-slope housing project in Paya Terubong with immediate effect.

The construction site behind the residential area in Lebuh Rambai 6, has been the cause of mudflow to the houses nearby.

MPPP said the notice was handed over to the developer and architect yesterday .

The developer is required to carry out mitigation work to prevent such incidents from recurring by cleaning up the affected roads and its surroundings as well as proposing new ways in tackling the mudflow.

MPPP also ordered the developer to make sure the construction site would not cause any harm to the residents.

“They (the developer) must meet with the residents to identify the houses affected by mudflow and give them compensation on the cleaning works,” MPPP said in a statement.

The council added that the developer would have to clean up the muddy roads, carry out mitigation by covering the exposed slopes and prepare more sediment ponds and drains.

It was reported that residents of Taman Lau Geok Swee, situated in front of the construction site, were fed up with the tedious work of washing mud from their porches every time there is a downpour.

A resident who gave her name only as Chin, claimed that the mudflow incidents started about two years ago after work at the construction site took off.

When contacted, Paya Terubong assemblyman Yeoh Soon Hin said he was glad that MPPP had taken immediate action.

Source: StarProperty.my

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