Three main amendments in draft KL City Plan 2020


KUALA LUMPUR: The Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 which was displayed to the public again yesterday covers three main amendments namely to increase quality of living in the city, communications and accessibility, and the development of compact land usage.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail said the amendments were made based on suggestions and objections by the public after the draft was exhibited from May 15 to Aug 30, 2008.

He said the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) received 5,052 objections on 62,224 issues which were heard by 19 appointed members of the Public Opinion Hearing Committee.

“Having heard and evaluated all opinions, the committee presented the report to the DBKL on Oct 20, 2009. The amendments were made after obtaining feedback from various parties,” he told a news conference after opening the KL City Plan Amendment Open Day here yesterday.

Ahmad Fuad said the amendments also included updating land usage and building intensity on existing plots of land which have been approved by the land utilisation committee.

He said personal land plots marked as public facilities (white zone) and green areas would also be reviewed again to determine whether its usage was appropriate with its surrounding.

Besides that, Ahmad Fuad said the amendments took into account policy changes and the latest programmes carried out by the government such as the Government Transformation Programme (GTP), Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), National Key Result Area (NKRA), National Key Economic Area (NKEA), Tenth Malaysia Plan (10MP) and other government policies.

He said the open day was the last session in which to obtain public opinion before the plan is finalised for presentation to Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin in mid-December.

The three-day open day organised by DBKL includes five briefing sessions to inform the public and other stakeholders about the amendments. — Bernama