Landslide at Tanjung Bungah affordable housing construction site

October 21st, 2017 1 comment

tanjung_bungah_landslideRescuers have unearthed three bodies at the construction site hit by a massive landslide in Tanjung Bungah here today.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department director Saadon Mokhtar said the search was ongoing for 11 more people believed to be still buried underneath the muddy soil.

“We found the first two bodies at 9.15am and 10.45am while we found the third one at about 1pm,” he told reporters at the site.

The three dead were among 14 construction workers including a local who were buried by the landslide.

He cautioned that efforts to locate the remaining victims would be slow and arduous as the slope is unsteady while soil conditions were muddy.

“We believe some of the victims are buried deep underneath the muddy soil, as deep as 35m below the surface,” he said.

“We are also getting the canine unit to assist in the search and rescue operations,” he added.

The workers had been working on the underground portion of the site when the landslide occurred, he said.

Saadon added that his department has detected other unsafe areas in the vicinity and ordered for all construction work to be stopped immediately.

In the 8.50am incident, about 20 construction workers were working at the site of the affordable housing project when the soil on the adjacent hill slope next suddenly collapsed.

A total 14 workers failed to escape and were buried by the mud and soil.

Search and rescue operations are still underway and the local authorities have also issued a stop-work order against the project.

The construction is for the Granito@Permai affordable housing project at Jalan Lembah Permai.

The development consists of a 49-storey building with two towers and 12 levels of car parks. It has 980 units for sale at below RM400,000 and was listed as an affordable housing project.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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UPCOMING: Bayan Lepas / Koperasi Tunas Muda Sg. Dua.

October 20th, 2017 1 comment


Yet another mixed development proposed by Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Dua Bhd. at Bayan Lepas. Strategically located between Jalan Tun Dr. Awang and Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, adjacent to Ideal Vision Park. Neighboring communities include Tree Sparina, SummerSkye Residence, The Amarene, Taman Tunas Damai and South Homes. SMJK Heng Ee is within walking distance.

This development will offer a mix of shop offices, landed and high-rise properties:

Parcel 1:

  • 2-storey bungalows (36 units)
  • 2-storey semi-detached (42 units)
  • single-storey semi-detached (24 units)

Parcel 2:

  • 4-storey shop offices with underground carpark (14 units)

Parcel 3:

  • 66-storey condominium (3A: 1,150 units, 3B: 1,280 units)
  • 2-storey shop offices (96 units)
  • multi-storey carpark (11 levels)

Parcel 4:

  • 48-storey affordable housing (1,342 units – 850 sq.ft.)
  • multi-storey carpark (7 levels)

Parcel 5:

  • 3-storey shop offices (23 units)

The project is still pending for approval, more details to be available upon official launch.

Property Project : (to be confirmed)
Location : Bayan Lepas
Property Type : Mixed development
Tenure: (to be confirmed)
Built-up Size: (to be confirmed)
Total Units : 2,430 (condo), 1,150 (affordable), 133 (shop office)
Indicative Price : RM300,000 onwards (affordable)
Developer : Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Dua Bhd.

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UPCOMING: Butterworth / Magnux Heritage Sdn. Bhd.

October 18th, 2017 No comments


Proposed light industrial development by Magnux Heritage Sdn. Bhd. in the establised township of Butterworth. Strategically located off Jalan Limbungan at Chain Ferry, adjacent Prai River. It is only 5 minutes drive away from Harbour Place, less than 15 minutes drive away from Penang Bridge.

This development will be developed in two phases, offering a total of 48 units of 2-storey semi-detached light industrial factories and one detached unit.

The project is still pending for approval, more details to be available upon official launch.

Property Project : (to be confirmed)
Location : Chain Ferry, Butterworth
Property Type : Light Industrial Factories
Tenure: (to be confirmed)
Built-up Size: (to be confirmed)
Total Units : 48 (semi-detached), 1 (detached)
Indicative Price : (to be confirmed)
Developer : Magnux Heritage Sdn. Bhd.

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October 17th, 2017 Comments off

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Mutiara Rini may have to be demolised and rebuilt

October 14th, 2017 3 comments

mutiara-rini-on-holdThe Penang state government has directed a developer to demolish a partly-complete apartment building and rebuild this for safety reasons, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

He said the state government was not satisfied with the safety standard of the building by JKP Sdn Bhd

“JKP has agreed to demolish it and this building will be demolished by the end of this month,” he told reporters when he visited the site in Kampung Pisang Awak in Jelutong this morning.

He said there were rumours being spread regarding the low-cost project, so he had to explain what was happening with the project.

The low cost flat was supposed to be a 17-storey building with 192 low-cost units and 192 medium-cost units.

Construction started in late 2015 and was suspended last December after JKP found issues with the materials used by the contractor.

“The materials used were not according to specifications and as a responsible developer, we feel that what’s most important is safety so we have decided to demolish this building by the end of this month,” said JKP chief executive officer Samrulzaman K.Mohideen who was also at the site.

He said it will take about four months for the building to be completely demolished.

The project, Mutiara Ria, had been scheduled for completion at the end of this year.

Lim said JKP also has another adjacent project that used the same materials, Mutiara Rini.

Mutiara Rini is an affordable housing project with 24 storeys and has a total 382 units. It is now partially constructed till the 15th floor, but construction was also suspended in December last year.

“We feel that the other block should also be demolished as the same materials were used for it,” Lim said.

Lim said this would give owners peace of mind.

Samrulzaman said they are still investigating Mutiara Rini to decide the next course of action.

“There is a possibility that we need to demolish it but this will depend on the conclusion of our investigations into the structure first,” he said.

Due to these issues, Samrulzaman said both projects costing a total of RM120 million will be delayed by about three years.

Source: Malay Mail Online


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