Plans to turn Bukit Ampang into recreational area under review

Visitors enjoying the view of Kuala Lumpur skyscrapers (from left) — Merdeka 118 Tower, Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) Tower, Kuala Lumpur Tower and PETRONAS Twin Towers at the Bukit Ampang lookout point. — Filepic

BUKIT Ampang in Ampang Jaya may be transformed into a recreational area if the state government endorses plans put forth by the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ).

MPAJ is now preparing the paperwork on transforming a 10ha state-owned land into a lively social destination.

The council’s short, medium and long-term plans outlining the proposal for collaboration with the private sector will also be detailed.

State tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said the paperwork would be presented to the Selangor government for review.

“MPAJ’s Urban Planning Department submitted an application on July 4, 2019, to the Hulu Langat Land and District Office requesting for Bukit Ampang to be gazetted as a recreational area.

“The request is still being processed,” he said in response to questions from Haniza Mohamed Talha (PBM-Lembah Jaya) at the state assembly sitting.

Hee added that 30% of the area would be set aside for building a food court, parking lot and lookout tower.

He said that slopes around the hilly area were classified as Classes 1, 2 and 3, with inclinations below 15% making them suitable for recreational activities.

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