Terramesh wall Systems were chosen due to their flexibility and low maintenance requirements.
In response to serious flooding, Malaysia looked to the engineering community for help. Maccaferri offered its experience and expertise to the local road departments to provide structurally engineered solutions such as Terramesh walls for a floodless future.
The 2014-15 Malaysia floods have been described as the worst floods in decades. More than 160,000 people were forced from their homes in the hardest hit areas on the East Coast, which include Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu. There were at least 8 recorded fatalities as a result of this devastating flood.
While the East Coast is no stranger to annual flooding, the situation was compounded by the heavy rain and strong winds.
More than 100 tourists were stranded in the Mutiara Taman Negara Resort, which is located in Taman Negara (the national park) in the State of Pahang.
They were taken to relief centres until it was safe to leave. In the wake of this event, the Malaysian Government is looking into solutions to remedy the situation.
Maccaferri was called upon to offer its expertise in flood and emergency works. One of the areas affected was the Jalan Sg. Gol – Kuala Tahan, Jerantut, Pahang access road leading to Taman Negara
Maccaferri worked with the local Roads Department and the state maintenance concessionaire, YP Maintenance Sdn Bhd to construct two Terramesh walls and one Green Terramesh wall System. Both applications are often used to deal with flood and emergency situations.
Another area affected was the Temala River, Terengganu, which is less than 10 km from Wakaf Tapai town in Marang. Here a preventive works project was designed to protect future developments in the nearby area including a commercial fishing lake that was completely flooded in the 2014 flood. There are two stages to this phase; one will be implemented in 2016, the other in 2017.
The Department of Irrigation and Drainage chose to install a Terramesh wall solution as it offers a flexible system that requires no maintenance. The Terramesh wall was designed to counter erosion in the river channel, to reduce sedimentation at the bed of Temala River.
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