Construction work at Bukit Kiara stopped
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — A stop-work order has been issued on the construction of a perimeter fencing in Bukit Kiara here.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung announced this after a dialogue session with representatives from non-governmental organisations and the public here today.
“We have agreed, for the time being, to stop all construction work pertaining to the perimeter fencing,” he told reporters after the meeting.
He was referring to the construction of a 3.5m-high fence along a 4.7km stretch under the National Landscape Department, as part of an upgrading project to demarcate a park in the area and increase security for visitors.
Reports said that this had resulted in, among other things, the felling of 3,000 mature trees and damage to some trails.
Chor said efforts would be undertaken to repair whatever damage has been inflicted on the area.
“We’ll follow (development in the area) really closely now, and see if we can replant in those affected areas,” he said.
Also present was former prime minister Tun Abdullah Badawi who said that concerned residents facing a problem should solve it together. — Bernama