Saturday, February 20, 2010

Need to Complete Gazettement of the Park

In August 2005, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, together with the Chief Minister of Selangor, stood in the shadows of the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and declared the establishment of the Selangor State Park. The Park will be a total of just over 108,000 hectares once it is fully gazetted.

The first phase of the Park was officially gazetted on 25 January 2007. On that date, 91,144 ha was gazetted as a 'state park' under the National Forestry Act, Selangor Enactment 2005. However, the remaining areas, including the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, remains to be gazetted.

To date, Taman Negeri Selangor consists of the Hulu Gombak, Ampang, Ampang Pecah, Hulu Langat, Sungai Lalang, Gading, Hulu Selangor, Semangkok, Bukit Kutu, Batang Kali and Serendah Permanent Forest Reserves, which have been gazetted as 'state park'.

Still remaining to be gazetted are additional areas to Semangkok, Hulu Gombak Forest Reserves, as well as the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and Templer Forest Reserve. The gazettement of these areas is underway.

However, it never hurts to remind the State Government that the people want to see the remaining areas gazetted under Taman Negeri Selangor, and gazetted quickly. Please send a letter to the Chief Minister of Selangor, expressing your interest to see the remaining areas gazetted quickly, and for the continued sustainable management of the entire Selangor State Park.

YAB Tan Sri Dato' Abd Khalid Bin Ibrahim
Menteri Besar Selangor
Pejabat Menteri Besar Selangor
Tingat 21, Bangunan Sultan Salehuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
40503 Shah Alam

The pressures of development on the Park are great. Every little effort that each person makes really does makes a big difference! Please send a letter today!

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