KUALA LUMPUR: Property developer Eco World Development Group Berhad [EcoWorld] today officially handed over the 3-acre green reserve adjacent to its Eco Sky development in Taman Wayhu, Jalan Ipoh to Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).
The green reserve was upgraded at a cost of RM1 million by Eco Sky Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EcoWorld under the park adoption program by DBKL.
Earlier in April this year, the developer signed an agreement with DBKL to upgrade and beautify the existing green reserve and turn it into a public park. The upgrading works included construction of garden walkways, par course stations, garden benches, lightings and signage.
Laman @ Eco Sky was officially opened by Federal Territories Minister YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor in a simple ceremony attended by the new Datuk Bandar of Kuala Lumpur YBhg Datuk Hj Mhd Amin Nordin Hj Abd Aziz and director of EcoWorld, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
Chairman of EcoWorld Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin said he was delighted to welcome YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan back to Eco Sky since YB’s last visit in 2014 to officially launch the project.
“We are honoured to present to everyone a beautiful transformation of 3-acres of green reserve next to Eco Sky aptly called Laman @ Eco Sky. This public park is EcoWorld’s contribution to the community living in the vicinity of Taman Wahyu. Green areas are becoming rare in cities today and we hope Laman @ Eco Sky will provide the surrounding community and future residents of Eco Sky a recreation space that would not only benefit everyone but raise the quality of life,” said Liew.
YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan recorded his appreciation to EcoWorld for taking the initiative to participate in the park adoption program organised by the Ministry together with DBKL under the EPP 6: Greener KL program.
“We value the public-private sector partnership in making Kuala Lumpur a greener city. The need to green and preserve our environment is everyone’s responsibility. On that note, I would like to congratulate EcoWorld for their hard work and effort in making this public-private sector initiative a success.”
President & CEO of EcoWorld, Dato’ Chang Khim Wah thanked the Ministry and DBKL for the opportunity to work together in greening Kuala Lumpur. “It has been a wonderful opportunity for EcoWorld to turn this green reserve into something more and we are pleased to share that the number of trees have significantly increased from around 500 to over 900 after the completion of our tree preservations efforts and upgrading work,” said Chang.
As the park already has many large tree species, the majority of soft landscape works involved the introduction of ground cover species and grass turfing while few species of trees were introduced along certain areas of Jalan Ipoh for screening purposes.
Under the agreement with DBKL, EcoWorld will maintain the park for the next three years with an option of extending it for another two, making it a total of five years.
Chang added that Laman @ Eco Sky has given EcoWorld the platform to showcase the developer’s landscaping expertise and prowess in creating world-class eco living in all our developments. “The opening of Laman @ Eco Sky has also enhanced the value of the area as a whole and EcoWorld remains committed to ensuring the well-being of the community in this area. This includes building a new covered walkway to connect Eco Sky to the Taman Wahyu KTM station,” he said.