IPOH: A proposed sale of Istana Raja Muda in Teluk Intan has been deferred by the state government after taking public opinion into account, menteri besar Saarani Mohamad said today.
He said the decision to defer the sale was made by the state executive council today, Bernama reported.
The Hilir Perak district and land office had invited tenders for the 2 hectare site of Istana Raja Muda in Jalan Syed Abu Bakar, Teluk Intan, for commercial and mixed development earlier this year.
Saarani said the district office had proceeded after no public objections were registered to the proposed revocation of palace reserve land of 2.092 hectares, which was approved by the state government in July last year and gazetted in March this year.
He said an investigation was made on Jan 21 this year into the objection period, after which the district and land office went ahead with the sale by tender.
Saarani, at a press conference after the state executive council meeting, also said a sixth pipeline for natural gas is being proposed to run from Bidor to Proton City in Tanjung Malim.
The pipeline will cost RM105 million.
The state government is seeking approval from the Energy Commission to build the pipeline, which will be the sixth in the state, after other networks in Parit Buntar (8km), Taiping (46km), Sitiawan (38km), Teluk Intan (27km) and Kinta Valley (140km).