FT Minister: 74 projects still under probe for not complying with KL City Plan 2020

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 07 Nov 2018

SEVENTY-four projects are still being investigated by Kuala Lumpur City Hall's (DBKL) One Stop Centre (OSC) for not following the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

"The OSC has held six meetings to look into 176 projects that had been given approval but were halted because they did not comply with the plan," he said.

"Of the 176 projects, 102 were processed but 74 are still being looked into because of issues with plot ratio, building height and density.

"DBKL needs to find the best way to resolve this as it still has to consider the developers' rights," he said.

The 176 projects were valued at above RM10bil in total and comprised 11 different categories such as mixed development, affordable homes and transit homes.

Khalid was speaking after chairing the third Federal Territories consultative council meeting with all 11 Kuala Lumpur MPs or their representatives, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan and DBKL directors.

On KL City Plan 2020, Khalid said the plan that was gazetted was the one finalised by DBKL in 2015.

"The plan was initially finalised in 2012, but there were several rezoning exercises done between 2012 and 2015, such as changing an industrial zone into residential.

"The changes that occurred between 2012 and 2015 will be included as an additional addendum to the plan," he said.

He said the amendments were not illegal but had to be recorded to keep track of the plan's chronology and history.

Meanwhile, Khalid said the eight names for the DBKL advisory board members had been finalised and they are expected to be sworn in by the end of this month.

"The appointment process is lengthy as the candidates need to be endorsed by the Prime Minister and Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and their names also have to go through the Attorney General's office.

"The eight candidates are all professionals, some of whom are political party members," he said.

Based on the Rules and Regulations of the Advisory Board of the City of Kuala Lumpur 1989, the advisory board must have 15 members, with the Federal Territories Ministry, Finance Ministry and the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister's Department having one representative each, as well as two representatives from the Selangor government.

The remaining advisory board members must have knowledge of local government issues and comprise professionals with expertise in commerce or industries to represent the needs and interests of the local community.

The resignation of eight political appointees from the previous Barisan Nasional administration in July paved the way for professionals to fill the vacated positions.

The five people that remained on the board then were representatives from the Selangor government, EPU, the Federal Territories Ministry, Malaysian Institute of Architects and Real Estate and Housing Developers Association.
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