Department of Environment (DoE) Approves Country Garden Pacificview’s Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) For 3,425 Acre Forest City Project
CGPV to continue engagement with the communities and to provide regular transparent updates to all parties
Johor Bahru, Johor, 14 January 2015 – 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.”
Amongst 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.
“On behalf of CGPV, I’d like to extend my appreciation to all parties who have made their contribution to the DEIA. Rest assured that we will continue to work closely with all stakeholders and regulatory authorities, to ensure the project development always takes into consideration the needs of the communities and the environment,”
“At CGPV, we always ensure that our projects are compliant and adopt best practices of governance. We welcome all parties to leave their questions regarding to the Forest City project on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and the responses can be found on cgpvforestcity.wordpress.com,” added Datuk Md. Othman.