Selangor wants road re-aligned

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government has asked that the proposed Rawang bypass be re-aligned to avoid destroying the rare dipterocarp trees or Giam Kanching (Hopea subalata) found in the Kanching Forest Reserve. 

Selangor Forestry Department director Nik Mohamed Shah Nik Mohamed said the state had agreed to re-align the 3.4km portion of the 13km road, which cuts through Compartment 14 that has the largest concentration of the tree species in the country. 

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