Published: Saturday December 6, 2008 MYT 6:08:00 PM
Updated: Saturday December 6, 2008 MYT 8:10:40 PM
Electricity disruption for those living nearby
By LISA GOH
KUALA LUMPUR: Up till Saturday night, there will be electricity disruption for about 1,500 homes in nine housing areas around Bukit Antarabangsa.
The areas are Taman Bukit Jaya, Taman Bukit Utama, Jalan Puncak Bukit Utama, Southern Heights, Kyoto Garden, Club Kyoto Garden, Oakland Condo Bukit Jaya, Condo Casa De Sol and Jalan Bukit Utama.
Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said 16 electrical substations with 11 kilowatts cables were cut off after the landslide hit Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang, early Saturday morning.
Four substations have been restored while 12 are still not repaired because Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) electricians are not allowed to go into the affected areas where rescue work is still ongoing.
On water, he said on Saturday morning, 3,000 homes had no supply.
At 6pm Saturday, about 2,200 homes had their water supply restored while 800 are waiting for their supply to be reconnected.
“They would have it (water supply) by tonight (Saturday night),” he said.
Shaziman added that 12 technical officers from the Public Works Department (JKR) are monitoring the situation at the landslide affected area in Bukit Antarabangsa.
He said that while JKR is studying the matter, it is also monitoring the direction of the water flow.
“The Malaysian Meteorological Department had already said there is more rain this year compared to last year,” he told reporters Saturday at a press conference near the site.
Shaziman added that residents living in slope areas should be more sensitive to their environments as landslides can happen anywhere.
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