KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said Taman Rimba Kiara was never gazetted as a public park.
“It is for use as open space with a size of 5.32 hectares. This (proposed) development will not touch the 5.32 hectare area at all,” he said in a statement today.
He said this in response to concerns that a proposed development project would affect the area viewed as a green lung.
Tengku Adnan said the ministry had listened to complaints before the development was approved.
“We engaged with residents on July 20 and Aug 3 this year to explain that we are not touching Taman Rimba Kiara at all,” he said.
Tengku Adnan also said the proposed development would help solve the problem of those who had been staying in longhouses for the past 30 years.
“I hope the public would support us in our endeavour to provide proper housing in Kuala Lumpur especially to the poor and those needing affordable homes,” he said.