Kuala Lumpur: Property developer, EcoWorld, today signed an agreement with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to adopt a public park adjacent to its Eco Sky project in Taman Wahyu, Jalan Ipoh.
Currently, this 3-acre green reserve is being managed by DBKL. Under the adoption agreement, the developer will upgrade and beautify the existing green reserve and turn it into a public park.
Formalising the MOA today was YBhg Datuk Seri Hj Ahmad Phesal bin Hj Talib, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur and Dato’ Chang Khim Wah, President & CEO of EcoWorld.
“We are excited to be given this opportunity by DBKL and would like to thank Datuk Bandar for trusting us to beautify this green space in Taman Wahyu,” said Chang. He shared that EcoWorld has committed RM1 million for this venture and would maintain the park for the next three years with an option of extending it for another two, making it a total of five years.
“DBKL is pleased to be partnering EcoWorld in this latest greening effort for the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur. I would like to congratulate the developer for taking on this task and responsibility.
“This is also a great collaboration of public-private sector partnership which I would like to see more off, as we need developers like EcoWorld to come forward in greening the city of Kuala Lumpur,” said Datuk Bandar KL.
The upgrading plan includes construction of garden walkways, parcourse stations, garden benches, lightings and signages. As the park already has many large tree species, the majority of soft landscape works will involve the introduction of ground cover species and grass turfing while few species of trees will be introduced along certain areas of Jalan Ipoh for screening purposes.
Chang said EcoWorld is committed to adding value in all its developments and Eco Sky presented a great opportunity for the Group to showcase its landscaping expertise. “One of our missions is to create world-class eco living in all our developments and we are happy to be able to do this at Eco Sky,” said Chang.
“Green spaces are hard to come by, more so when one is so close to the city centre. We are indeed fortunate that we’ve been able to provide almost 3 acres of amenities not only for the future residents of Eco Sky but the community of Taman Wahyu and its surrounding areas.
“The public park will not only enhance our development of Eco Sky but elevate the value of the area as a whole. We are looking at this project as a long-term commitment and hope to maintain this park for five years under the agreement,” Chang added. The park is expected to open in July this year.