Minister: We’ll study details first, then decide
The Star, November 22, 2006

THE Federal Territories Ministry will take into consideration the strong protest of the Bukit Gasing Joint Action Committee over plans to develop part of Bukit Gasing.

Minister Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique said application of the development would be studied extensively by a land sensitivity committee that was made up of professionals in the government.

He said the application was still at City Hall and he was yet to be informed about the details to the proposed development.

Zulhasnan said he had received numerous complaint letters from the joint action committee and had also met the committee two months ago to discuss its concerns about the proposed development for the Kuala Lumpur side of Bukit Gasing.

“There is a need to develop the area. The committee basically agrees to developments planned but they suggest that areas where the soil is sensitive should be spared, like areas near the river,” Zulhasnan told reporters at a press conference held during a Hari Raya Open House at Setiawangsa.

“We will have to look at both the developer’s application and the committee’s proposals. All relevant aspects will be studied in detail by the land sensitivity committee,” he added.

The minister said once the study had been completed, the ministry would make a final decision on how many percent of the hill area would be approved for development. (End)