Residents want MPAJ to release EIA of Bukit Antarabangsa project

NO DECISION has been made on a proposed mixed development project in Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) president Abdul Hamid Abdul Hussain said.

He said the project was discussed at the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) on Feb 18.

“They have not made any decision because there are several issues pending.

“The state government has asked MPAJ to check on the conditions set by the technical departments of the project.

“The developers will be required to explain their measures to comply with the conditions,” he disclosed.

Say No To Dash rally on March 20

PETALING JAYA: Residents of Damansara Perdana will hold a rally on March 20 to oppose the building of the Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH).

Say No To Dash (SNTD) member and resident Alvin Chin told reporters here that the project was illegal as it did not comply with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA).

"The state government is doing something illegal and they are just expecting the residents to keep quiet and listen.

Forest City developer presses ahead amid reclamation issues

The mega Forest City project off Johor Baru seems to be going full steam ahead despite ongoing controversy over its reclamation plans and even as other developers have either shelved scheduled project launches or dropped them altogether.

Forest City's China developer Country Garden has already started work on one of the four islands that will eventually comprise the largest mixed development in Johor Baru. The project has an estimated value of $58.3 billion and is slated to be completed in phases over the next two decades.

Penang mega project to start in June

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM6.3 billion Penang mega project to build three expressways and an undersea tunnel linking Penang island to the mainland will kick off in June, with the construction of the Air Itam-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass.

Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd (CZBUCG) chairman Datuk Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli said starting mid-way (of the Air Itam-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu bypass) would be the paired-road from Jalan Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang.

Zarul said construction of the third road from Gurney Drive to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu would commence after the first two are completed.

Petronas taking steps to mature Canada LNG project

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas, through its subsidiary, Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG), is proactively taking steps to mature its Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) project towards its final investment decision.

Responding to recent media reports on the status of the project, Petronas said the Canadian environmental impact assessment process for the PNW LNG project was still ongoing.

A final report would be produced by the relevant agency to be submitted to the Canadian government for approval, Petronas said in a statement on Wedneday.

Petronas heading towards final decision on Canada project

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), through its subsidiary, Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG), is heading towards a final investment decision on its Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.

Responding to recent media reports on the status of the project, Petronas said the Canadian environmental impact assessment process for the PNW LNG project was still ongoing.

A final report would be produced by the relevant agency to be submitted to the Canadian government for approval, Petronas said in a statement yesterday.

Penang government denies Penaga mangrove forest set to make way for development

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has refuted a report that a mangrove forest at Penaga on the mainland has been earmarked for development.

State Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said the area was for a aquaculture project instead.

He said the area has been gazetted by the state as an Aquaculture Industrial Zone (AIZ) which will be developed to ensure food security.

He however stressed studies were still being conducted and shot down allegations land clearing activities have already begun.

Saying no to development in Bukit Antarabangsa

Folks in Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang, say they will go all out to halt a proposed high density project in the area.

It is learnt that a proposal had been submitted to Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) for the construction of eight-, 10-, 24- and 41-storey blocks comprising office suites, a condominium, a three-storey shopping centre and a multilevel carpark on a 3.48ha plot at Lot 850, at the junction of Jalan Wangsa 1 and MRR2.

Malaysia, Singapore pledge to cooperate to ensure reliable water supply

SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — With the risk of not being able to reliably draw water from the Johor River due to the below-healthy water levels in the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor, Singapore and Malaysia have agreed “in principle” to have regular exchanges to monitor and implement mitigation measures to ensure a reliable supply of water for both countries.