WE refer to the letter by Dr Pola Singh, titled “Tough to give input on structure plan” (StarMetro, March 26).
The Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040 (KLSP2040) draft was prepared and subsequently launched by the Federal Territories Minister for public viewing on Feb 18 until March 18.
In light of the commitment shown by the city’s residents, the mayor had extended the public viewing at the lobby of Menara DBKL for another month, from March 18 to April 18.
The extension is to give a chance to everyone, including residents, the public and all stakeholders, to improve the draft plan before it is gazetted.
A number of programmes to explain the draft plan had also been planned, including briefings for target groups.
Among the target groups identified were MPs, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) advisory board members, local councils, government agencies, residents associations, professional bodies, non-governmental organisations and academics.
DBKL also applauds the initiatives taken by residents, NGOs and residents associations that have held briefings and discussions with local communities to gather feedback and obtain suggestions on ways to improve the KLSP2040 draft.
DBKL views seriously the current situation in Malaysia as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
As a precautionary measure, all briefing sessions pertaining to the KLSP2040 draft plan have been postponed to dates that will be announced later.
Other methods of public announcement have also been implemented to ensure that all residents and stakeholders are informed of the KLSP2040 draft plan.
Apart from the lobby of Menara DBKL, the KLSP2040 draft plan is also being exhibited at several selected locations.
DBKL has also taken the initiative to display the document on the official webpage of the KLSP2040 for free.
DBKL had received 95 responses via e-pandangan as of March 26.
With the extension, DBKL hopes all residents and stakeholders take the opportunity to provide feedback, suggestions and ideas to ensure that the KLSP2040 takes into consideration the needs of all parties concerned in line with the vision “Kuala Lumpur, City For All”.
Corporate Planning Department Kuala Lumpur City Hall
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