Tackling land scarcity issues in KL


More than 150 participants from the property development industry took part in the seminar.

IT WAS an enlightening day for more than 150 participants who attended the “Scarcity of Land in Kuala Lumpur: Issues, Challenges and Solutions” seminar at Sime Darby Convention Centre Petaling Jaya.

The land development seminar was organised by the Federal Territories Land and Mines Department and coordinated by post-graduate Land and Development students from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

The seminar hoped to bridge the gap between the Government and private sectors in remedying the problem by addressing the insufficiency of land in the capital city with property development industry stakeholders,

Federal Territories Land and Mines Department director Mohd Hanif Hassan hoped the seminar would shed light on the issue.

“Many more years are needed before Kuala Lumpur can fully transform into a developed city. Careful planning of land development is needed to ensure this is possible.

“We need to have engagement with people through seminars like this to tackle other issues like the devaluation of the ringgit that is affecting the price of land in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

In voicing his support for the seminar, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz expected the seminar to benefit the development of Kuala Lumpur in the long run.

“This seminar is a good platform to discuss approaches taken by the Government and key industry players in overcoming problems caused by development projects.

“At the same time, we can come together to identify potential sites to be developed in Kuala Lumpur and the applicable technology advances to be made use of,” he said.

The seminar saw the participation of representatives from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Federal Territories Land and Mines and property developers.

“Some of the land development policies might be obsolete but with input from various parties in today’s seminar, we can formulate better policies for the city in the future,” said Amin Nordin.

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