Saturday September 19, 2009 TheStar Online

PETALING JAYA: Two guidelines on the implementation of government projects and the development of highland areas have been approved by the National Council for Local Government.

The Housing and Local Government Ministry said the Hillside and Highland Areas Development Planning guideline would coordinate two similar guidelines on hillside development.

“The guidelines will ensure the implementation of measures to ensure safety to lives and property, and the protection to the environment,” the housing ministry said.

It said state governments and local authorities should discuss the new guidelines with developers of projects that had been approved earlier but had not started yet.

The guidelines were approved during the 62nd council meeting in Putrajaya on Thursday, which was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

A second guideline stated that approval for such projects would be managed by the Public Works Department (PWD).