Development along Likas Bay must have EIA, says Sepa


KOTA KINABALU: An environmental impact assessment (EIA) should be carried out for any development planned along the city’s scenic Likas Bay, says Sabah Environmental Protection Association (Sepa).

Its president Alexander Yee said they are concerned over plans to build a theme park under a proposed multibillion-ringgit Jesselton New City project that will also include a skytrain.

“They must have an EIA for the project that involves Likas Bay for the city’s major natural asset along its coastline,” he said, adding that previous concerns about reclamation of Likas Bay affecting the city’s idyllic tourist islands should be studied for the EIA.

However, Yee urged the state government to retain the previous Barisan Nasional government’s 2017 policy of barring further development along Likas Bay.

“Under the Coastal Management Guidelines, the Barisan government had said there will be no reclamation unless it is for the strengthening and management of the coastline in Kota Kinabalu.

“We again ask for public consultation and transparency in this proposed development.

“We emphasise the importance of conducting the EIA and making public its findings,” he added.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Kuantan Port's green policy aimed at promoting sustainability, says Dr Wee
Negative stigma prevents drug addicts from seeking treatment, says Khairy
Worker finds ‘child’s toy’ in Kuala Nerus drain, turns out to be a baby croc
Man arrested hours after trying to rob domestic helper in Petaling Jaya
Covid-19: New cluster identified among hostel students in Sabah, says Masidi
Sabah Umno looking at contesting Bugaya state seat if by-election called, says Bung Moktar
Kuantan Port expansion is a vital part of ECRL ‘land bridge’, says Dr Wee
Ban on flying drones at Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam, says Selangor top cop
Firemen battling blaze at Batu Lanchang Chinese cemetery
RM400mil in petroleum payments made to K'tan in 2020, 2021, says Tengku Zafrul

Others Also Read


Vouchers