Kedah to stop work on land recla­ma­tion

New Straits Times - - News -

ALOR STAR: The Kedah state gov­ern­ment ac­cepts the tem­po­rary stop-work or­der on the mixed-de­vel­op­ment pro­ject on the “Aman Laut” land recla­ma­tion area in Kuala Kedah is­sued by the En­vi­ron­ment Depart­ment (DoE).

The no­tice, which took ef­fect on May 15, had pre­vented the de­vel­op­ers from car­ry­ing out any earth or con­struc­tion work un­til a with­drawal date for con­struc­tion work is is­sued at a date to be an­nounced later.

State exco mem­ber for En­vi­ron­ment, Chi­nese, In­dian and Si­amese Com­mu­nity Af­fairs, Health and Unity, Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong said he was aware of the no­tice.

“The no­tice was is­sued fol­low­ing com­plaints from many quar­ters, in­clud­ing lo­cal res­i­dents, who feared that con­struc­tion work near the sea could threaten the en­vi­ron­ment.

“Af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was car­ried out, it was de­cided to stop im­ple­men­ta­tion of the pro­ject.” On April 4, al­most 100 res­i­dents of Kam­pung Tepi Laut and Kam­pung Tunku Lak­samana had protested the sea recla­ma­tion work to im­ple­ment the Aman Laut mixed de­vel­op­ment pro­ject. Ber­nama

Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong

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