102 projects ap­proved for KL

> RM10 bil­lion ini­tia­tive in­cludes af­ford­able homes and hous­ing for civil ser­vants

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY KEVIN DAVASAGAYAM

KUALA LUMPUR: A to­tal of 102 ur­ban de­vel­op­ment projects have been ap­proved un­der the Kuala Lumpur Struc­ture Plan 2020 (KLSP).

Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Min­is­ter Khalid Ab­dul Sa­mad ( pix), said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) re­ceived 176 project ap­pli­ca­tions.

He added that there were 74 projects that were yet to be ap­proved due to dis­crep­an­cies in re­la­tion to the orig­i­nal KLSP.

“These de­vel­op­ments were ini­tially given the green light but they had to stop be­cause they con­tra­vened the Plan.

“These are mixed de­vel­op­ment projects in var­i­ous cat­e­gories that in­clude tran­sit homes, RUMAWIP (Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries af­ford­able homes) and PPAM (hous­ing for civil ser­vants), so we will have to re­view them.

“The to­tal es­ti­mated value of these projects is over RM10 bil­lion,” he said af­ter chair­ing the third Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mit­tee meet­ing yes­ter­day.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by 11 MPs and Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ah­mad Dahlan.

On an­other mat­ter, Khalid said the ap­point­ment of eight new DBKL ad­vi­sory board mem­bers will be fi­nalised at the end of this month.

“We al­ready have a list (of can­di­dates) and an oath-tak­ing cer­e­mony will be held soon.

“The ma­jor­ity (of the can­di­dates for the new DBKL board of ad­vis­ers) com­prise pro­fes­sion­als but there are also politi­cians who will be ap­pointed as they will be able to chan­nel their views to DBKL in the face of chal­lenges and plans for 2040,” he said.

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