KUALA LUMPUR – The transformation of the National Monument or Tugu Negara area to a city rainforest (Taman Tugu) is among efforts towards turning Kuala Lumpur into a world class city, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the 26.7 hectare project, in which its first phase is to be completed mid 2018, was aimed at adding recreational spots for the city’s dwellers.
“This is a something we cannot reject. We are now striving towards that (turning Kuala Lumpur to a world-class city).
“We will spend RM60billion for the MRT project, RM10 billion for LRT extension, RM4.4b illion for the River of Life porject and also for the High Speed Rail link (between KL and Singapore) which will be realised in few more years,” he said when launching the Taman Tugu Project, here, today.
Also present were his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. – BERNAMA