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Public engagement resolves land acquisition issues

June 7, 2011

FMT LETTER

From Angela Lee, via e-mail

As a concerned citizen and resident of Cheras I was relieved that suggestions and feedback from those like me who attended the Klang Valley MRT project public dialogue sessions have been taken into account.

The recent announcement that many of the properties especially those in Taman Pertama would not be acquired brought us relief but more importantly it showed that those  involved in the project are hearing views from everybody including those most affected by the project.

Initially it appeared that there would be major disruptions to businesses and residents as a large number of shophouses and houses had been earmarked for acquisition. Fortunately there were avenues to voice our concern and I am pleased at the outcome.

Too often we have seen projects pushed through without regard for communities and the environment but this time I felt it was different.

No doubt there will be several houses that will still have to make way for the stations but the number has been minimised.

I hope that the MRT will bring benefits to not only the Cheras area but to everybody and look forward to comfortable rides when it is completed.


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