GUA MUSANG - KELANTAN - Malaysia
Public Works Department Simpang Pulai
SLOPE EROSION PROTECTION AT KELANTAN, MALAYSIA
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The Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) authorities decided to build a new road from Simpang Pulai – Lojing – Gua Musang – Kuala Berang. During the construction, cutting of the hill was necessary to gain the road’s design width. The slope was stabilized with soil nailing. Due to steep angle and heavy downpour, the slope surface was prone to erosive activities.
In order to solve the problem, Reinforced Enkamat was proposed and subsequently selected. It was the preferred solution due to its engineering ability in reducing surface runoff. It also helps to enhance vegetation, thus holding soil particles during vegetation growth. The combination of Reinforced Enkamat and vegetation acted as a thick blanket to prevent surface erosion. Additionally, it brings green life to the original slope where grass can re-grow. The economical benefit and ease of installation shows that Reinforced Enkamat stands out from the rest; and the end result bring out the effects as a natural and green slope without compromising its duty in engineering application.