2011/10/11 By Masriwanie Muhamading firstname.lastname@example.org
SHAH ALAM: Shah Alam Municipal Council (MBSA) is giving its residents until Nov 8 the chance to submit their views, suggestions or objections to the MBSA Local Draft Plan 2020.
Shah Alam mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan said the public are welcome to view the local draft plan which is being displayed at Wisma MBSA in Section 14 and MBSA branch offices in Sungai Buloh and Kota Kemuning since last week.
Jaafar said among the issues of the draft plan is the change of status from industrial to mixed development for a 243ha plot of land in the Rubber Research Institute in Sungai Buloh, which is earmarked for the Klang Valley MRT project.
Also, an 18.9ha plot of private residential land in Section U4 here may have its status changed to a private cemetery, he said.
“The public hearing will be held immediately after the closing date of submission of the objection forms, and we expect to gazette the said land by end of January,” said Jaafar.
Asked to comment on recent press reports that Shah Alam was among four urban areas in the country which faced serious air pollution due to excessive emission of exhaust fumes from vehicles, Jaafar said they were working to improve the situation by planting more trees.
“We aim to plant 50,000 trees by the end of the year,” he said, adding that they have so far planted 25,000 trees this year at various places like public parks, open spaces and along Sungai Damansara and Sungai Renggam.
The report was made based on a recent research by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Other areas facing the same problem include Putrajaya, Nilai in Negeri Sembilan and Tanjung Malim in Perak.