PUTRAJAYA, 3 Oct (Bernama) -- Kuala Lumpur (KL) City needs to significantly increase its green space to be among the top 20 liveable cities in the world, said Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Wira Chor Chee Heung.
Chor said greening the city would not only improve liveability by creating more a comfortable living environment and providing space for healthy recreational activities, but also create a sustainable environment by reducing inner city temperature and greenhouse gases.
"This will not only give rise to the impression of a green city but also directly contribute to gross national income through commercial activities," he said when launching World Habitat Day Celebration 2011, here, Monday.
He said three key initiatives neede taken to realise the goal; the first to adopt a green-focused development policy for both government and private redevelopments where the open space requirement of 30 per cent of total area would be prioritised for green spaces.
Second, to employ creative landscaping methods including dense foliage tree planting, rooftop greening and vertical landscaping and third; to integrate parks and promote outdoor events.
"An integrated park system will be created to include parks of all sizes, landscaped boulevards and paths and public open spaces, where different open spaces in the city are connected through green trails," he added.
tunku : do not cut any more green areas in kl city in the name of development.we had enough development in kl. the developments can move outside the city centre.right now we can still see a bit of jungle in kl especially at the mahameru side, we hope it will remain as it is now.kl will be like a naked city without these green lungs.please preserves them.