JOHOR BARU: After weeks of reviewing, the Department of Environment (DoE) has finally granted its approval to the detailed environmental impact assessment (DEIA) report of the controversial Forest City project.
With the approval letter in hand, this means that Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV), the master developer for the project, could commence this mammoth offshore project at any time now.
Today, CGPV announced that the DoE has granted the approval for the DEIA report, which covers the measures proposed to minimise or mitigate environmental impacts through integrated and workable solutions.
Speaking about the approval, Datuk Md. Othman, the executive director of CGPV, said the 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 to minimise the impact to the local communities and ensure 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.”