The federal government aims to make Kuala Lumpur as among the top five most visited cities in the world in three years’ time.
Currently, the Malaysia’s capital city is currently among the top 10 most visited cities. in the list.
Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the Greener Kuala Lumpur policy was to transform the city into a healthier and greener metropolis to attract more visitors and investors.
“We want to be among the top five most visited cities by 2020,” said Tengku Adnan at the Metropolis Park ground-breaking ceremony in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
Metropolis Park is part of Greener Kuala Lumpur campaign to transform the city into a healthier and greener metropolitan.
When completed, the Metropolis Park would be the largest park adopted by a business entity in Kuala Lumpur.
Naza TTDI, which will manage the park for 15 years as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, has entered into an agreement with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) under the government’s economic transformation programme.
The company deputy executive chairman and group managing director S.M. Faliq Nasimuddin said the park underlined the company’s proactive support for the Greener Kuala Lumpur campaign.
The RM20 million-park will be landscaped next to the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre on a 2ha green lung in the Jalan Duta by the first quarter of 2018.
The park would be a green lung for the 30ha Kuala Lumpur Metropolis, which is surrounded by Damansara Heights, Sri Hartamas, Mont Kiara and Bangsar.
Among the facilities in the park will be a terrace garden, an amphitheatre, jogging and bicycle tracks, and playgrounds.
Naza TDDI is now working closely with DBKL’s landscape department to plant a variety of trees in the area.
The company has two plans to upgrade connectivity – one to improve pedestrian access for the entire 75 acres (30ha), or the work long term with the government to improve connectivity by using MRT and monorail systems.
Metropolis Park is the first component of the KL Metropolis property development, which has been divided into eight precincts – MET1 to MET9 – skipping the “inauspicious” MET4.
MET3 is 6ha of mixed developments that would cost RM8.5bil and feature the Naza Group’s signature 100-storey tower, five-star hotel, Grade A office towers, luxury residences and a lifestyle mall.