Forest City Project Recommences as Country Garden Pacificview Prioritises Environmental Mitigation Measures
Kuala Lumpur, 19 March 2015– Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV), the master developer for the Forest City project, is pleased to announce that construction work on the project has recommenced following the Department of Environment (DoE)’s approval on its Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) in January 2015 and Environmental Management Plan in February 2015.
Covering a total of 3,425 acres, the 4 man-made island Forest City project will be reclaimed in four phases: Island 1, 979 acres; Island 2, 1896 acres; Island 3, 405 acres; and Island 4, 145 acres. The topside development will also be developed concurrently during the reclamation phase of each island. The project is estimated to be completed in 2045.
Speaking at the media briefing, Datuk Md. Othman Yusof, Executive Director of CGPV, said: “We are pleased to be able to recommence our work, and, with our proven track record and quality of delivery, we are confident that the project will be completed within our timeline.”
In line with its commitment to preserve the environment and ensuring all mitigation measures are in place prior to the recommencement of work, CGPV voluntarily stopped work eight months ago to conduct the DEIA. The DEIA covers measures to minimise or mitigate environmental impacts through integrated and workable solutions, approved by the DoE.
“Naturally, during the 20-year construction period, various environmental preservation, safety, health and environment related measures will be implemented according to our EMP to minimise inconvenience to the community and environment.
“These measures include the installation of a double silt curtain and a daily water monitoring system to ensure no major or sustained anomalies were found in the water readings. These procedures were implemented to contain and control the dispersion of sedimentation, as well as to preserve the sea grass in the area.
“It is also our upmost priority to keep the public informed and ensure that their daily lives will not be disrupted by the project. CGPV will continue its engagement with the community to ensure that their feedback is taken into consideration throughout this development,” Datuk Othman added.