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Malaysian MoA for landslide hazard zoning

Malaysia: PLUS Expressways Berhad, the largest expressways operator in Asia, has recently signed an MoA with Malaysia Remote Sensing Agency for a 2-years landslide hazard zoning project. The project will integrate GIS and remote sensing data with slope inventories and slope condition assessment data to identify the high risk landslide hazard area along the expressways in Malaysia.
The project aims to establish a standard methodology for landslide hazard zoning using remote sensing and GIS techniques and to predict and identify landslide hazard locations within and beyond PLUS Right of Way (ROW) along expressways that could trigger major disaster such as debris/mud flow and rock fall. The project also aims to evaluate slope stability along the expressways for safety of motorist and recommending a course of action. 
The anticipated outputs for the project include database of landslide hazard, maps of landslide hazard zoning for the pilot study area and standard methodology for the landslide zoning that can be utilised for other areas and by other expressways operator.  
The project will utilise high and medium resolution satellite imageries, ancillary datasets for lithology, soil type, precipitation, roads and rivers, and records of slope ID, slope locations and slope rank.    Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (ARSM), formerly known as Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (MACRES), is a department under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). 
PLUS Expressways is involved in investment holding and provision of expressway operation services primarily in Malaysia and also abroad. PLUS Expressways operates and maintains 973-kilometre length of inter-urban toll expressways in Peninsular Malaysia, stretching from the border of Thailand in the north to the border of Singapore in the south, linking all major cities on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. 
Source: Our correspondent