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DBKL approves 102 projects, 74 still under probe - Khalid Samad



7 November, KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 102 of development projects have been approved under the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 (KLCP 2020) while another 74 are still under probe, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

He said the 74 development projects were investigated to see if they met the requirements or contravened the newly gazetted KLCP 2020.

Some of these projects have been given approval but were halted as they did not comply with KLCP 2020 even though the development orders have been issued as well as project pricing payments have also been made.

The projects are studied through 11 categories under the KLCP 2020, by taking into account factors such as the history of development applications, land prices, building height limits and locations.

These matters need to be discussed and scrutinised to find a suitable solution before we approve the projects, he told reporters after chairing the third Federal Territories consultative council meeting here today.

He said the projects that were under probe include the construction of affordable and transit homes, each worth about RM100 million.

Meanwhile, Khalid said eight members of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) advisory board have been finalised and would be announced once they received the appointment letter in the near future.

In another development, Khalid said DBKL to take over all public halls that were built under the Prime Minister’s Department’s Implementation and Coordination Unit at 11 parliamentary constituencies in Kuala Lumpur.

DBKL will decide whether the halls to be handed over to any parties to manage, if there are no interested parties then it will be managed by DBKL branch offices, he said.

Earlier, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said that there were political parties and non-governmental organisations who have abused the halls for commercial purposes such as car wash outlets, small factories and nurseries.

Under my constituency, there are over 20 halls managed by the residents associations that have been leased out to be nurseries and Muay Thai centres, said Lim.


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