Monday, May 14, 2012

Enquiring Into the Status of the DEIA for the KL Outer Ring Road

It has been 3 months since the deadline for public comment on the Detailed EIA on the KLORR eastern route (East Klang Valley Expressway) has passed.

According to the Department of Environment’s website, a Detailed EIA is a procedure undertaken for those projects with major/significant impacts to the environment.  The DEIA report is displayed for the public and affected community to comment.

The Department of Environment (DOE) was only able to give a 2 week extension to the public to submit their comments, due to their ‘ISO 9001:2008 Certification by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd. whereby one of the quality objectives is our client's charter.’

While there seems to be a time limit for the DOE to respond to the project proponent, sadly, there does not seem to be any ‘client charter’ or ISO objectives for getting information back to the public and affected communities.  

TrEES has sent a letter to the DOE to enquire on the status of the DEIA on the KLORR eastern route.  We will keep you all posted once we hear something from them.

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