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Developer clarifies Inaccurate Statements Regarding Bukit Gasing project

July 7th, 2012 · No Comments

The development in Bukit Gasing, Kuala Lumpur, is being carried out on privately-owned land and not on forest reserve, said Gasing Meridien Sdn Bhd executive director Leo Tan.

Tan said the Malaysia property development is not connected whatsoever with the Bukit Gasing forest reserve in Petaling Jaya or Kuala Lumpur.

He further claim that there were numerous incorrect statements made by some people.

“I would like to reiterate that our land is privately-owned since the late 1970s. It is located at the southern tip of the Kuala Lumpur side and has never been for recreational or open space.

“We acquired the freehold land in 1994 and have not touched anything that is gazetted as forest reserve.

“We are also all out for protecting the forest reserve but our land is private. We have been having trouble communicating with the people due to inaccurate statements.

“Right now we are building an access road, sewerage system and laying pipes and cables for water and electricity supply.

“We also deserve a fair representation from the media because all the rules, regulations, terms and conditions pertaining to the development have been followed accordingly.

“It presents a difficult situation for us when we have to explain to our buyers that the land is not on forest reserve.

“We have to put in extra effort in getting the right message across to the people and showing that we have complied to all the requirements for the hillside development. Only 3% of the land is unsuitable for development.

“Our development which will be completed by 2015, aims to protect most of the trees on the land,” he said.

He further explained that people have every right to their own opinion however; it should be founded on facts.

The development, Sanctuary Ridge, embraces 69 bungalows on a 15.4ha site off Jalan 2/132, south of Gasing Hill.

It has been previously reported that the residents of the place have applied for a judicial review in the proper High Court way back in 2008 instituting a challenge against Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) for granting approval for the development.

The High Court had issued its decision on Sept 6, 2010 and the residents were denied their basic rights to be heard.

The residents had filed a motion to appeal on the decision of the Court on March 6 however, without much success.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail had said even previous to the inception of Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, the land had already been zoned for housing by the Selangor town and country planning department.

Fuad also said DBKL had 52.6ha of green lung to be gazetted near the area.

Gasing Meridian is a member of the same development group that created Gasing Heights Condominiums in Bukit Gasing. The six high-rise towers — Fraser Towers, Maxwell Towers and Cameron Towers are famous landmarks.

 

 

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