Earthworks on steep hill slopes at Mount Erskine, Penang – SAM calls on authorities to explain whats going on
Earthworks and hill-cutting being carried out on very steep slopes at Mount Erskine in Penang Picture : SAM
Press Statement 18 Nov 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is gravely concerned and alarmed over earthworks and hill-cutting being carried out on very steep slopes at Mount Erskine in Penang, quite close to the Mont Residence apartments in Tanjung Tokong.
SAM was alerted to the hill-cutting by concerned Penangites, who shared pictures of the on-going earthworks.
We understand that a significant part of the hill cutting involves slopes above 250 feet (75 m) and are on very steep gradient above 25 degrees.
SAM has also learnt that in September 2018, Penang Hills Watch (PHW), which is an NGO initiative, alerted the State Authorities and the Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (MBPP) about the hill cutting activities.Read more