Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040. Are you sure you have expert opinions? Tell quickly please.

Do you know that KLites have a chance to provide relevant and good feedback on the draft of the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040 (KLSP2040)? In case you did not know and you thought that the deadline has passed and there’s nothing else you could do, there’s a good news. Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has extended the protest and review period of the draft KLSP2040 from 18th March (next week…) to 18th April 2020. Please do not miss it again.

Draft online could be viewed at: www.dbkl.gov.my/klmycity2040

The public can also provide feedback on the KLSP2040 at www.dbkl.gov.my/epandangan

Article in edgeprop.my here. There were complaints that the online version of the structure plan could only be downloaded in early March and not when the printed draft was launched on Feb 18. Some residents also complained that when they went to the premises advertised for displaying the plans on Feb 18, a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) employee claimed that they were not informed of the matter and residents were unable to inspect the draft.

The structure plan is a blueprint that outlines the goals, development strategies and policies of the development of Kuala Lumpur. It is expected to be gazetted in December. The Star also said a scheduled briefing by DBKL on the draft plans on March 13 has been postponed following the COVID-19 outbreak. DBKL said in a statement, “Based on advice from the Health Ministry and DBKL Health and Environment department, the briefing for residents associations, resident representative councils and DBKL branch offices has been postponed to a later date. But stakeholders can still view the full draft online at www.dbkl.gov.my/klmycity2040” The public can also provide feedback on the KLSP2040 at www.dbkl.gov.my/epandangan Full Article in edgeprop.my

I personally believe that the experts should provide their expert opinions based on the need for a balance for development and environment. I do not favour the side which stressed too much about the environment and that developments are generally seen in bad light all the time. Please remember yeah, just because someone bought the place earlier does NOT mean others must only buy in some other places and leave that earlier place untouched and unchanged. Do note however that I will also be the first to protest if the development benefits ONLY the developers and will cause real danger to the people. Cheers.

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