No approval yet for high-rise project at Rimba Kiara

KUALA LUMPUR – Sept 1, 2016: City Hall (DBKL) today stated that it has yet to approve the proposed high-rise development at Rimba Kiara Park adjacent to Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.

Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd. Amin Nordin told The Mole that DBKL is still discussing the proposal with the Ministry of Federal Territories and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), the land owner.

“The residents have told us their demands and grouses so we will further discuss the issue at our next meeting with  YWP. As of today, there’s still no final decision on the project.

The project include a 29-storey block of affordable housing (350 units) and eight blocks of 42- to 54-storey service apartments (1,766 units).

It is proposed by Memang Perkasa Sdn. Bhd., a property developer linked to the foundation and Malton Group.

Amin however pointed out that YWP and the developer are entitled to propose any project at the site.

“The land belongs to the foundation, hence they have the right to propose any project and how they want the site developed.

“DBKL will consider the proposal. We do take the residents’ complaints into consideration but in the end, we will issue approval based on the criteria we set and also consensusl,” said Amin.

The local authority last week hosted a public hearing with residents.

Nothing was promised to the residents but they were told that DBKL would reengage the developer further.



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Amira Nutfah Zulkifli

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