Minerals and Geoscience Dept identify 221 critical slopes needing attention

THE Department of Minerals and Geoscience (JMG) has identified a total of 221 critical slopes which need attention, especially when the monsoon season starts. 

Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said the heartbreaking incident which claimed 31 lives in Batang Kali, in December last year, could have been avoided if all parties took the development of an area seriously, by ensuring that the site involved was stable and safe, and not at risk of geological disasters such as landslides.