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Lim Lip Eng

Minister delays gazetting KL Plan as protests arise over green concerns

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 01:32 AM PDT

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 26 — The gazette of the draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 scheduled next month will be delayed pending a review with Federal Territories lawmakers, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today.
Asked what objections there were to the plan, Tengku Adnan said there were "1,001 things", but did not elaborate further. "We will look at DBKL's master plan," he told reporters after a meeting here with Federal Territories MPs across the political divide.
"We'll relook at it," he said, adding that this would be done together with the lawmakers from the Federal Territories.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said separately after the meeting that there were environmental concerns with the draft KL Plan.
"We want it to be gazetted as a green lung permanently," Lim told reporters.
English daily The Star reported in March last year that the draft KL Plan was exhibited for public objection in 2008. The plan was amended based on public hearings and included feedback on government policies like on the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley, the National Key Economic Areas, as well as the mass rapid transit (MRT) project.
But the plan was delayed from gazette in 2011 due to the amendments, as well as the need to resolve other issues on public transport, waste management, the redevelopment of Kampung Baru, and Greater KL/Klang Valley projects.

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