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Johor denies PTP land takeover for Forest City project

JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government has denied any takeover of land owned by the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) for the Forest City project as stated by an online news portal.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the allegation was totally untrue as he was unaware of any moves by the state government to assist the project.

He told reporters this after officiating the “Program Merakyatkan Seni Budaya, Bazar Ramadan Dan Aidilfitri 1Malaysia” here on Wednesday.

Khaled also denied that the state government planned to take back 404ha of land given to PTP as stated in another news portal.

He said land owned by the PTP can only be used for its purposes, and from the aspect of long-term planning, this is left to the company.

The Forest City project is a mixed commercial development venture in phases involving about 2,068ha and undertaken by Country Garden Pacific View Sdn Bhd. — Bernama


This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 11, 2014.

 

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