Urge the Abdullah to ensure that City Hall
Kuala Lumpur (CHKL) implements the Kuala Lumpur Structural Plan (KL20),
including the local plan and the 190 policy articles
by Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Friday) : I
urge the Prime Minister Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to ensure that
City Hall Kuala Lumpur (CHKL) implements the Kuala Lumpur Structural Plan
(KL20), including the local plan and the 190 policy articles.
I made this call when the PM visited the CHKL headquarters and officiated
the ground-breaking ceremony of the Intan Baiduri People's Flats, Kepong,
on 1 June, 2007.
It is appropriate that the PM is concerned with the development of KL. He
first visited KL in 1957 for the Merdeka celebrations. He began residing
in the city in 1964. He was Deputy Minister for Federal Territory in the
80s, last Century.
There has been rapid development in KL including Kepong. However, there
are weaknesses in town planning. For example, Desa Complex is situated at
the side of Kepong flyover (MRR2). The 1984 KL Structural Plan appeared to
be useless. Hence, in 2004, CHKL drafted and gazetted the KL20 with the
objective of making KL a world-class tropical garden city of light. We
KL20 must have local plan. Last year, CHKL said that the local plan would
be completed and gazetted by the end of the year.
We hope that after visiting KL, Abdullah would have understood the actual
situation of KL20 with its local plan, so that we can attain the objective
To prepare for the PM's visit, CHKL worked very hard. For instance, the
road diversion for the Flood Mitigation Project at the Jinjang section of
the Kepong Road was removed, roads had been resurfaced, drains cleaned,
flags, awnings and huge tents were installed at the People's Flats, Intan
Baiduri Garden. For over two years, residents at the garden had been
complaining of illegal dumpsites. Within a day, the piles of rubbish had
Trees had been planted overnight. Residents saw the efficiency of CHKL. An
estimate showed that there were at least 40 large buses, ferrying people
from various parts of KL to Intan Baiduri.
On the other hand, complaints about rubbish in other areas such as the
Kepong Central Garden and its Block 4 Greenview Apartment have been
KL20 contains 190 policy articles for attaining world standard. These
include knowledge-based centres for the commercial and industrial sectors,
improvement of public transport, upgrading of infrastructure, better
quality of housing, beautiful lanscapes at residential, industrial and
commercial areas and the revamping of structure to ensure efficiency of
coordination and development.
When the new mayor came at the beginning of the year, we reminded him of
KL20 and its local plan. Now, we let the PM know in the hope that he will
be able to assist us in the implementation of KL20.
*Dr Tan Seng Giaw, DAP Deputy National Chairman and MP for Kepong