Stop the KLORR from Damaging the Park

Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor does so much to protect our quality of life, won't you do something to help protect it?  You don't have to be from Ampang or Taman Melawati to love the Park - Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor supports the quality of life for residents from all over Selangor, as well as from KL and Putrajaya.  Protecting the Park means protecting YOUR quality of life.

the Selangor government has approved the degazettement of106.65ha of the Ampang Forest Reserve, a pristine water catchment forest, for the construction of the EKVE.  Furthermore, the Selangor State Planning Committee, chaired by the MB, approved the amendments to the Local Plan MPAJ 2020, on 2 June 2015,  the final step in government approvals, giving the EKVE the green light to begin construction.  (  Blog entry here  )

TrEES received official confirmation from the DOE that the DEIA for the EKVE (KLORR eastern route) has been approved on 25 April 2013. Under the approval, only part of the originally proposed expressway has been approved, as Phase 1, from CH0.000 to CH24000.00, 24.16 km in length, starting Sungai Long interchange to Ukay Perdana interchange.  Blog entry here )

On Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, The Star published the announcement by AZRB  stating the company had inked the concession agreement with the Government for the design, construction, completion, operation, management, and maintenance of the 35.5km EKVE, (the eastern route of the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road)  was published in .  

Does this mean that DEIA for EKVE has been approved?  Will the approved DEIA will be made available to the public? What is the final approved alignment of the 35.5 km EKVE? So many questions but will the public get the answers before works begin?  (Blog entry link here)

The Detailed EIA is out for public comment.  Written comments are due to the DOE by 23 Jan. 2012.  The Selangor State Park is not mentioned in the Executive Summary of the DEIA - a glaring oversight by the authors.  Get more info from the Selangor State Park blog entry here.  Don't remain silent - the Park protects the quality of life for all of us.

An article appeared in the NST, on 2 March 2011, confirming that the plan for the KL Outer Ring Road (KLORR) is currently being evaluated by the Selangor state planning committee, after which it will be presented to the executive councilors before being gazetted.    There is no mention of any public viewing of the plan.

Based on an article that appeared in  The Edge Financial Daily on 11 August 2011, the construction company Ahmad Zaki Resources Bhd (AZRB) has reached financial close with Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd. for the RM1.5 billion KL Outer Ring Road project.  Financial close is the last hurdle before funds can be drawn down to commence work on a project.  This could indicate that AZRB is finalizing details of the concession agreement with the government and that work on the project could begin soon.

We are not against the KLORR, only its alignment.  The Federal and Selangor State Governments MUST be transparent and enable the public to view all plans and voice their concerns before any approval is given.

We seek YOUR HELP to send a letter to the Menteri Besar of Selangor requesting for a public viewing of plans for KLORR.  We will be attaching  samples that you can choose from if you are not sure what to write.  You can also use them to help you write your own letter.

You can fax or email your letters to the Menteri Besar.  Contact information is as follows:
Tel:  03-5544-7013
Fax:  03-5519-0032

Sign the on-line petition, and get 10 friends to do the same!  The Park, the plants and animals say 'thank you!'
Sign the Petition to Stop the KLORR from Damaging the Park