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Rimba Kiara’s new development order awaiting Cabinet decision

Rimba Kiara Park Cmmntry

Shaira Idris
Written by Shaira Idris

KUALA LUMPUR – May 16, 2019: The development order for the scaled-down version of the Rimba Kiara Park redevelopment project is still awaiting approval by the Cabinet.

Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), which owns a part of the land allotted for the project, today clarified that the status of the DO has yet to be confirmed.

YWP chief executive officer Zaizalnizam Zainun said the initial DO, which was set to apportion 4.9 hectares of the land, though remains valid.

Speaking at a press conference today, Zaizalnizam pointed out that the revised DO, which proposes the development plan to be scaled down to 3.2ha, will only be granted with the Cabinet’s go-ahead.

The original development plan comprised eight blocks of high-end condominiums occupying 4.9 hectares was supposed to be reduced to four blocks on 3.2ha.

The revised plan would see 1.6ha of open space taken up for development, compared with 3.2ha originally.

The Rimba Kiara Park issue started drawing public outcry three years ago after residents of nearby Taman Tun Dr. Ismail began questioning the need to have the eight blocks of 54-storey serviced apartments near the park.

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Shaira Idris

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Shaira is a 20-something accidental journalist who's currently still adapting to the world of journalism and learning the ropes of her job.