Malay Mail last week reported opposition from residents of Setiawangsa and Wangsa Maju against planned development along the foothills of Bukit Dinding, in a fight that has again brought the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s vetting process into the spotlight. (DBKL). — Photo by Facebook/Friends of Bukit Dinding
By Thasha Jayamanogaran
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:54 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, September 28 – The property developer who is facing opposition from residents around Bukit Dinding here said today that the property project he is undertaking there complies with all safety and security regulations. environment.
Nova Pesona Sdn Bhd said in a statement that the environmental impact assessment for the project had been approved by the Ministry of Environment twice, the first in 2004 followed by a second approval in 2017.
A year later, the development master plan was informed after the company met all the compliance guidelines of the new slope development guidelines 2010, with the approval of the town hall committee on development in the environmentally sensitive areas called JKKAS, she further claimed.
“The developer has invested a lot of time and money since 2004 until 2022. 18 years have gone into the design and development of this private land,” he said.
“Extensive studies were carried out taking into account the views and interests of all stakeholders, including disposing of 32.13 acres of private land and giving back to the community with a recreational public park. The developer has complied with DBKL’s strict requirements on this development,” he added.
Last week, malaysian mail reported opposition from residents of Setiawangsa and Wangsa Maju against the planned development along the foothills of Bukit Dinding, in a fight that has again shone a spotlight on the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) verification process.
Bukit Dinding, although just under 300 meters in length, is a popular spot for city dwellers. But the lush hill – considered the tallest within the city limits – is also known to be prone to landslides, according to homeowners whose homes dot the surrounding areas.
Since news of the development plan surfaced, hundreds of concerned locals have been pressuring DBKL not to allow the project, fearing that development around the steep hill could exacerbate landslide problems. of existing land.
Nova Pesona responded by stating that all natural slopes have flowing groundwater and that they have put in place the necessary measures to drain rainwater and prevent soil erosion.
“Bukit Dinding is a natural hill and as such groundwater exists. To control groundwater for cut slopes, horizontal drains are installed to release accumulated groundwater during very heavy rains. For filled slopes, tile drains are installed prior to filling to control and release additional groundwater,” he said.
malaysian mail Residents said they were still not convinced by Nova Pesona’s explanation and asked DBKL to release the EIA and slope stability audit report so they could independently review .
But the developer hinted that most residents had already taken on the project. In 2015, a public dialogue was reportedly held at the Setiawangsa DBKL office in the presence of officials from the town hall and a residents’ association near Bukit Dinding.
He did not specify which RA was present.