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Saturday January 26, 2008

Kampung Baru plan expected out in April


THE long-awaited local plan for Kampung Baru, the Malay enclave in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, is scheduled to be unveiled in April.

The plan will present in detail the government development agenda for Kampung Baru. It will be exhibited to the public on a date and at a venue to be disclosed later.

At long last: Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique said the local plan for Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur will be unveiled to the public in April.

According to Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique, much thought had gone into drafting the plan with the government taking into account issues like the Malay image and land ownership.

He also said the plan was drafted after many rounds of discussions with various parties.

Zulhasnan said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would be given a second briefing on the plan sometimes next week.

Zulhasnan said this during a press conference on the Federal Territory Day celebrations at his office in Putrajaya on Thursday.

“A sum of RM100mil has been allocated under the 9th Malaysia Plan for four to five projects requiring the government attention pertaining to land development and the improvement of infrastructures,” he said.

“Some of the money will be channelled to Kampung Baru for similar purposes,” Zulhasnan said.

“As with the drafting of the other local plans, we have paid close attention to local sentiments and the needs of the people of Kampung Baru. A committee was set up some years ago to assess the situation,” he said.

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