land reclamation

Forest City developer presses ahead amid reclamation issues

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

The mega Forest City project off Johor Baru seems to be going full steam ahead despite ongoing controversy over its reclamation plans and even as other developers have either shelved scheduled project launches or dropped them altogether.

Forest City's China developer Country Garden has already started work on one of the four islands that will eventually comprise the largest mixed development in Johor Baru. The project has an estimated value of $58.3 billion and is slated to be completed in phases over the next two decades.


Penang mulls avenues to fund LRT ops under TMP

Date of Release: 
Jan 18 2016

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state is mulling various avenues to finance the operation of the rail system that forms part of its Transport Master Plan (TMP), among which is the set-up of a revolving fund with recurring rental revenue from property leasing once its planned 3,000-acre (1,214ha) land reclamation in the south of the island to finance the construction of the RM27 billion TMP is completed.


Penang Umno motion - PKR reps' conscience, or planned revolt?

Date of Release: 
Nov 22 2015

Umno assemblyperson for Pulau Betong Muhamad Farid Saad’s motion against land reclamation in the Penang state assembly on November 20, 2015, shamelessly ignored the previous Penang BN government’s abysmal track record of parcelling out 3,241 acres of land reclamation in contrast to the 60 acres of land reclamation approved by the present state government.

Farid’s motion against land reclamation is absurd as it would include land reclamation approvals by the previous BN state government, which Farid as a member of the previous administration had fully supported it.


No EIA, but Johor coastal reclamation projects already underway, say sources

Date of Release: 
Jun 22 2014

Despite the absence of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report and a call for intervention by Singapore, two massive reclamation projects are well underway in the Johor straits that separate Malaysia and the island republic.

The coastal reclamation work has also raised concerns over the effect the project will have on the coastal eco-system and the livelihood of fishermen in the area apart from Malaysia's transhipment hub in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP).


Aguilars fight over Manila Bay reclamation

Date of Release: 
Oct 17 2013

Mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar of Las Piñas City and his sister Sen. Cynthia Ampaya Aguilar-Villar are now at odds over the controversial P14-billion Manila Bay reclamation project.
Aguilar on Thursday slammed his senator-sister for continuously opposing the project whose implementation has been affirmed by the Court of Appeals (CA) despite oppositions from several sectors.

“I don’t know why Sen. Cynthia Villar, who happens to be my sister, is opposing development,” he said.


Singapore Coastal Reclamation: History and Problems

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Singapore has been undergoing coastal reclamation for four decades. As its population grows until more than four million, the Singapore government faces problem in providing ample land for residential, industrial and municipal activities. Some waterfronts and offshore islands in Singapore have been deformed or enlarged by some coastal reclamation projects. The reclamation has been particularly devastating. Some problems, namely environmental and territorial problems, have arisen some concerns from its neighboring countries.

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