Saturday , January 16 2021

Minister: We need to publish the KL Citi Plan 2020 to protect the green lungs



Minister Khalid Samad says that the KLCP 2020 has more "rights" than "mistakes". (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Minister of the Federal Territories, Kalid Samad, called the critics of the Kuala Lumpur City Plan (KLCP) 2020, which was recently announced to continue.

He said it was necessary to announce the plan, despite some objections, because otherwise there would be areas like green lungs that would remain unprotected.

Concerned members of the public and non-governmental organizations asked why the ministry had published the plan, despite the fact that it had not met earlier recommendations issued since 2008.

Deputy Chairman Selamatkan Kuala Lumpur (SKL) M But said Kalid agreed in July to join the SKL and relevant stakeholders before declaring KLCP 2020.

However, Ali said that the city plan was published without consulting SKL.

"My answer to this is that the plan has more" rights "then it" hits ", so I have to go with those who are" right "because if I do not, things like open areas (green lungs), which are not yet published , remain unprotected.

"So, let's look at the entire KL, what is the right thing to do first, and what is not true, we will discuss them the next year when we are preparing the 2040 plan," he said at the DBKL headquarters after a meeting with deputies from Kuala Lumpur.

Asked why this plan was not shown to the public before it was published, Kalid said that most of the re-zoning was done.

"Some buildings have already been built. If we show up, it's the same as a preview of a historical document.

"If we open it for discussion, it (the planning of the plan) will have to wait another two years. Let us take a look and go on," he said.

Work on the Kuala Lumpur Citi Plan started in 1998 and was finally completed in 2012.

But it was not published, which led to the development of the case.

In the past, the deputies of Kuala Lumpur expressed concern about the failure of the plan, saying that this could cause the city to become the most planned and congested urban center in the world.

Last year, DBKL said it was meaningless to announce what should have expired by 2020. He said he would instead look at the Kuala Lumpur 2050 plan structure.

In the meantime, Kalid said that an additional document for KLCP 2020 is being prepared to include amendments made between 2012 and 2015.

The document is being prepared by the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

"What was announced is a 2015 plan, and this includes additional changes made from 2015 to 2018," he said.

KLCP 2020 will be publicly available at DBKL on Jalan Raja from November 12th.


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