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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Residents want MRT Corp to be transparent

Pinggir Zaaba residents in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, want Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) to make real plans and be more transparent in their mitigation efforts before the MRT project kicks off.
“We need to be reassured but reassurance should come from real plans. MRT Corp is focussed on project-completion, not taking into account the health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) aspects,” a resident, Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Tan Sri Sanusi said, adding that the session organised by MRT Corp to brief stakeholders on construction activities was not fruitful as MRT Corp and Mudajaya Constructions Sdn Bhd were not able to adequately address various issues of concern.
For example, Akhramsyah said, MRT Corp’s reply that it would use netting to mitigate dust dispersal was inadequate.
“We want to know what kind of netting will be used. Individuals exposed to fine dust face an increased risk of respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis.   Read more .......  

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