Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) has given assurance that it is committed to ensuring that the views of all stakeholders are considered, for an optimal alignment under the proposed LRT3 project to best serve the people and the economic activities.
Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) infrastructure development group director Amiruddin Ma’aris said the recent focus group discussion between its consultant, ERE Consulting Group, and the traders as well as other business owners in Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang, was one of the many private engagement sessions to gather feedback from community representatives who were directly impacted by the proposed LRT3 project.
“The focus group discussion is part of the detailed environmental impact assessment (DEIA) that we need to conduct.
“It is one of the many steps that we need to undertake before the final alignment of the proposed LRT3 is even fit to be displayed to the general public for feedback,” he added.
Amiruddin, who is also the Prasarana Integrated Management and Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (PRIME) chief executive officer, was commenting on StarMetro’s front-page story on Monday regarding the LRT3 line. Traders and representatives of places of worship along the Jalan Tengku Kelana stretch voiced their concerns over a possible station parallel to Jambatan Musaedin in Klang south.
Amiruddin said ERE had duly heard and recorded the feedback from the participants at the discussion, which would be compiled and shared with LRT3 project owner Prasarana.
He said the feedback would also be submitted to the Environment Department.
On the claim by representatives of places of worship in the Jalan Tengku Kelana vicinity that they were not consulted, he said the engagement sessions were still in progress.
“Nevertheless, community members who are not directly affected by the proposed alignment or met by the consultant will have the opportunity to share their feedback during the public display of the proposed LRT3 alignment,” he added.
The public display will be held for three months once the proposed railway scheme is approved by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and prior to the finalisation of the proposed alignment.
“The public will have adequate opportunity in that period to share their feedback on the proposed alignment.
“Feedback will be reviewed and, if necessary, changes made by the stakeholders before the LRT3 alignment can be implemented,” said Amiruddin.
He added that these processes would take time and it was anticipated that construction of the proposed LRT3 project would only take place in 2016.