KUALA LUMPUR: Taman Wahyu residents have urged the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to review a proposed mixed development project here which includes flood retention ponds amid fears that it will cause problems for the local population.
Kepong community service centre head Yee Poh Ping said the proposed development on Lot PT 26934, Jalan Kepong, involved the Wahyu flood retention pond which could lead to flash floods.
He said Taman Wahyu was already facing problems related to high density with the construction of two nearby condominium projects, and that the new development would cause traffic congestion.
“Based on the proposed development project, it will involve more than 1,000 new condominium units. Imagine how many vehicles will be plying here daily, and that excludes two other condominiums that are under construction nearby.
“It would be good if the project could be cancelled as we have asked the Department of Irrigation and Drainage to study the environmental impacts of the project,” he told reporters yesterday.
Also present was DBKL planning executive director Mohd Najib Mohd.
Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng had earlier claimed that the land was sold far below market price to a local company, which then sold it to another developer to develop the land through a joint venture with a company from China.
DBKL in a statement yesterday said the proposed development of the site would not affect the function of the Wahyu and Delima flood retention ponds.
It said the 2.1 million cubic metres of flood mitigation capacity would be maintained.
It added that it would hold discussions with the developers to provide affordable housing schemes as part of the development.