CAMERON HIGHLANDS (Bernama) – In addition to addressing the problem of greedy land intrusions in Cameron Highlands, the use of unsuitable ‘plastic rain shelter’ is among factors contributing to mud flood.
This is based on the belief that the installation of such unsuitably-designed plastic rain shelters on a large scale, especially on hill slopes, results in rainwater flowing faster and in greater amounts into rivers. Non-governmental organisations, environment research experts and farmers concur with this finding that the installation of ‘plastic rain shelters’ must have a suitable design for farming on hill slopes.
The ‘plastic rain shelter’, better known as ‘plastic houses’ which have a design similar to the ‘green house’ functions to reduce dampness and turn out better quality crops. Studies conducted by the Malaysian Agricultural Research Development Institute (Mardi) found that the rate of surface water flows increase in farms using the ‘plastic rain shelter’.