Saturday, February 20, 2010

Threat of KL Outer Ring Road on the Park

Based on information in the Draft Local Plan for Ampang Jaya 2020, the proposed KL Outer Ring Road (KLORR) highway will cut through the middle of the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and the western section of the Ampang Forest Reserve.

It is understandable that there is a need to relieve the traffic on the middle ring road-Jln Ulu Kelang. However, cutting through the middle of the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge - a world class geological site that is over a 100 million years old - as well as through the Ampang Forest Reserve does not seem to be a sustainable solution.

Residents of Ampang and Taman Melawati, as well as NGO's such as TrEES and MNS, have been objecting to the placement of the KLORR since we first read of the proposed road in the Draft Structure Plans for Ampang in 1998. There needs for a more sustainable, better thought-out solution to the never-ending traffic problem of Kuala Lumpur, than simply building new highways. Especially when these highways will cut through protected Park areas which are unique and irreplaceable habitats.

It seems that the KLORR may be a raised highway, that will run along the Klang Gates Reservoir's edge, and then cut through the middle of the Klang Gates Ridge, just a the side of the dam (see photo of likely affected area).

This appears to be nearly the same spot that the former DPM and Selangor CM declared the Park back in 2005 (see photo of Declaration). If the highway continues, it will be a terrible tragedy.

Please send a letter-fax or e-mail to the Prime Minister, members of the Federal Government, as well as to the Selangor Chief Minister, to voice your concern. Please ask what has happened to the Declaration, and to please stop the KLORR highway from cutting through Taman Negeri Selangor.

Please do it TODAY!

YAB Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Perdana Menteri
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 8888-1960 press"0"
Fax: 8888-3444

YAB Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin
Timbalan Perdana Menteri merangkap Menteri Pelajaran
Pejabat Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Aras4, Blok Barat, Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 8888-1950
Fax: 8888-3430

YB Dato' Shaziman Bin Abu Mansor
Menteri Kerja Raya
Kementerian Kerja Raya
Tingkat 5, Blok A, Kompleks Kerja Raya,
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
50580 KL
Tel: 03-2711-1100
Fax: 03-2711-3288

YAB Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim
Menteri Besar Selangor
Pejabat Menteri Besar Selangor
Tingkat 21, Bangunan SSAAS
40502 Shah Alam
Tel: 5544-7031
Fax: 5519-0032

Please take action TODAY!

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