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Mayor assures Rimba Kiara will have open space

KL Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd. Amin Nordin

KL Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd. Amin Nordin

KUALA LUMPUR – March 10, 2017: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today assured that the highrise development being planned near Rimba Kiara Park will not affect the whole area.

According to mayor Datuk Seri Mhd. Amin Nordin, some parts of the park will remain as open space for the public.

He gave this clarification in response to the latest objection by the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Residentss Association following DBKL approval last week of the project.

“This was highlighted last year. It does not cover the whole area,” Amin wrote in a WhatsApp message to The Mole.

He did not say when work on the project will start.

The site is owned by the Federal Territories Foundation (YWP), with the project to be undertaken by Malton Group subsidiary Memang Perkasa Sdn. Bhd.

It is to include affordable housing and resettlement for those who have been living in longhouses there for the last 32 years.

Th project has drawn objections from residents and park users since it was announced in June last year.

In a statement last week, the association said that the site is designated as a green lung under the KL City Draft Plan 2020.

The association held two protests at the park in June and August last year and also sent DBKL protest letters and a 5,000-signature petition.

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