The 400ha park will form an integral part of the Malaysian Vision Valley (MVV), a 108,000ha multi-billion ringgit project, which will be carried out over the next 30 years.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the Central Park would be similar to the ones in the famous cities where people would be able to mingle, exercise and even carry out recreational activities.
“It will be a green lung where people can go for their walks or to just enjoy the outdoor environment,” he told reporters after chairing the state exco meeting.
Mohamad said that despite having the Central Park, developers would still be required to reserve space for smaller parks in their projects. Citing an example, he said in a 40ha development, a 4ha space must be alloted for recreational parks and another 4ha to build amenities.
However, Mohamad refused to divulge where in the MVV the Central Park would be located. As reported earlier, the MVV will straddle the Seremban, Port Dickson and Nilai districts.
Mohamad said he would also brief Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak Tun Razak on the private sector-driven MVV on July 10.
The MVV will be a massive development project which will among others have its own commuter and tram services, education and industrial and sports clusters.
“We are planning a city which will rival Kuala Lumpur and be a more attractive place to live and work in,” he said adding that multi-national companies will also be encouraged to set up operations here as they would be able to build their research and development (R&D) and campus facilities in the same place.
- The Star Property, 2 July 2015