Parts of Bukit Dinding park to be gazetted as forest reserves, says Nik Nazmi

KLANG: Parts of the Bukit Dinding recreational park will be regazetted as forest reserves to preserve urban green spaces, says Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

The Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister said the government was aware of the concerns of residents and would do everything possible to help preserve the area.

The Bukit Dinding recreational park is a popular green lung venue among locals, located at the border of Wangsa Maju and Setiawangsa.

Residents were outraged after news of a planned development project to build two 26-storey condominiums in areas of the park were revealed in September.

"We recognise that urban areas tend to have very limited green areas to preserve and the government is looking into ensuring Bukit Dinding is protected.

"However, certain parts of the Bukit Dinding area are private land that used to be part of the original rubber plantation with the title having been passed down or sold over the years.

"It is the current owners of these lands who are now interested to develop the area and it's out of our hands as private landowner rights are heavily protected under the Constitution," Nik Nazmi said during the Climate Justice Forum: Deforestation on Sunday (March 19).

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