Rural Development Minister to hold four engagement sessions with Kg Baru residents

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 10 Aug 2019

Titiwangsa MP Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun (centre) with some of the recipients of the sacrificial cattlet in the Ibnu Mas'ud Mosqu at Jalan Damai Datuk Keramat Saturday (Aug 10).

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun will hold four engagement sessions with Kampung Baru residents here to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.

She said the meetings were aimed at seeking a consensus on the plan before they attend a town hall meeting with the Federal Territories Ministry in September, which is also expected to be attended by representatives from Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

"We want them (residents) to attend the engagement sessions first so that when they attend the town hall meeting, they will come prepared with proper information on the plan, ” she said after handing over 18 sacrificial cows for Aidiladha to seven residents' associations, six mosques and five suraus in her Titiwangsa parliamentary constituency Saturday (Aug 10).

Rina said this in response to questions regarding the Kampung Baru redevelopment plan, which is within Kuala Lumpur's golden triangle.

She said the majority of the residents had wanted the proposed redevelopment of the area to maintain its Malay heritage and characteristics, as well as Islamic elements, apart from being a tourist attraction.

"For me, the area should be turned into a smart city and since there is already a plan for it to be redeveloped, it should be iconic, ” she added. - Bernama

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