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Making Greater KL 'higher, denser, greener' [26-02-2013]  
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The Greater KL/Klang Valley, whic is expected to host 10 million people in 2020, will have to have "higher, denser, faster and greener" buildings to accommodate the population.

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said a better public transportation system, encouragement for groundfield developments with higher plot ratio and greening-the-city projects are part of enhancement efforts to make the city more livable.

He, however, said the emphasis will be to get more people to live in the city to reduce car use.

Raja Nong Chik said among the efforts taken are identifying areas in Kuala Lumpur that are de-generating and regenerating them with higher plot ratio to amortise the land cost and provide cheaper and affordable housing to the people, such as the 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) programme.

To encourage reduction in car use, he said the ministry plans to build more pedestrian walkways within the city this year.

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