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Changing land status for MRT project contained in MBSA local draft plan

SHAH ALAM: Changing the status of a piece of land in Sungai Buloh for the Klang Valley MRT project and another piece for a cemetery in Section U4 here is among the content of the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Local Draft Plan 2020.

Shah Alam Mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan said the land status change was from industrial to mixed development involving 243 hectares in the Rubber Research Institute area in Sungai Buloh for the MRT project.

The 18.9ha piece of private residential land in Section U4 here would have its status changed to a private cemetery managed by a company, Premi Best, he said.

"In regard to this, the public is invited to come forward with ideas, views or objections on the local draft plan that we have prepared," Mohd Jaafar said after launching the publicity and public participation programme for the MBSA Local Draft Plan 2020.

He said the public could view the draft plan at Wisma MBSA in Section 14 here and the MBSA branch offices in Sungai Buloh and Kota Kemuning daily from Tuesday, Oct 4 until Nov 6.

On another note, the mayor said MBSA was always working at maintaining and greening areas in this city by planting trees for a conducive environment.

"MBSA has so far planted 25,000 big trees of the targeted 50,000," he added when asked to comment on recent press reports that Shah Alam was among urban areas in the country listed as facing pollution due to excessive emission of smoke from vehicles.

Other areas facing the same problem include Putrajaya, Nilai in Negeri Sembilan and Tanjung Malim in Perak. — Bernama

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