2011/09/21 By Nuradzimmah Daim firstname.lastname@example.org
AMPANG JAYA: The gazetted Local Agenda 21 for the municipality is expected to be made available for the public next month.
Ampang Jaya Municipal Council president Datuk Mohamad Yacob said the plan, which was gazetted in May, is now in the printing process.
“We are printing about 200 copies and they will be sold to the public for RM100 each. There have been delays, but the plan will be available in hard copy soon,” said Mohamad.
“In the meantime, those who wish to view the plan can come to our town planning department.”
The draft of the plan was put on public display in 2009. About 2,500 objections were sent to the council with 1,040 of them objecting the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) proposal alone.
Residents had claimed that the route, which was slated to cut across the Ampang Forest Reserve would disrupt its ecosystem.
KLORR had received the green light from the state government but with some alterations on the alignment. The road project is aimed at dispersing traffic from the congested Middle Ring Road II (MRR2).
“The alignment was altered to avoid going through the forest reserve. The construction will be monitored by the Malaysian Highway Authority while we would facilitate works on the site.
“The land acquisition is currently being carried out by the Land Office.”
The plan focuses on land rezoning, infrastructure, economic, social and environmental issues.
Public hearing was later held to garner feedback from the residents in the municipality. Among the ideas which were scrapped from the finalised Local Agenda is the incinerator project in Taman Saga and the primary school proposed by residents on an open space in Pandan Perdana, while a Tamil school in Bandar Baru Ampang which was initially proposed to be relocated would remain.
Mohamad was met at the council’s open house recently.
He said this year’s Hari Raya celebration also included the prize-giving ceremony of a landscape competition held for residential units, offices (both government and private), mosques and schools.
Among the winners of the six categories were Ampang Hospital which won the office category, while SK Ampang Campuran and Masjid Bukit Antarabangsa won the school and mosque categories, respectively.
Apart from the trophies, the top three winners of each category received RM2,000, RM1,000 and RM500, respectively.