Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV), the master developer for Forest City Project, is pleased to announce that the Department of Environment (DoE) has granted approval on its Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) for the proposed Forest City lsland Reclamation and Mixed Development. The DEIA covers the measures proposed to minimise or mitigate environmental impacts through integrated and workable solutions which are accepted by the DoE.
Speaking about the approval, Datuk Md. Othman, Executive Director, CGPV, said, “Our next step is to ensure that all compliance monitoring, in terms of air, noise, water quality and sediment, are robustly implemented and carried out. This is one of our immediate priorities, minimising the impact to the local communities and ensuring that the surrounding ecology are well preserved.
“This is a massive step forward in our goal to bring sustainable development to the State. The project is consistent with the Government’s vision as outlined in the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). Upon completion, it is expected that new job opportunities will be created for vast numbers of citizens.”
Among the other tangible benefits include diversifying the income base and improving the quality of living of the local communities by providing workshops and training schools in different sectors, rejuvenating the infrastructures in the area, including the building of a new access road, construction of power stations and new water reticulation systems, and more strategically, increase investment activities in the region by creating an investment corridor.