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KL Pocket Parks for visitors to explore on foot

KL Pocket Parks for visitors to explore on foot
Currently, the project has been fully completed at the garden areas of Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Medan Tuanku. - BERNAMA pic
KUALA LUMPUR: The 'Pocket Park', or also known as a mini city forest, will be among the federal capital's attractions that will lure visitors to explore the city on foot.

The project managed by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall was created in the city area to offer visitors a unique experience while encouraging them to walk and use the public transportation, reducing traffic congestion.

DBKL executive director (Project management) Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah said the project aimed to fully utilise the city's public space and turning them into refreshing mini parks, providing comfort while extending the federal city's greenery.
"Currently, the project has been fully completed at the garden areas of Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Medan Tuanku. Seven other areas also identified, including at Taman Ain Arabia, Dataran DBKL and Jalan Silang, are still at the designing stage and are expected to be ready next year," he told Bernama.

Efforts are also underway to expand the project to other potential locations.

In constructing the pocket parks, Mahadi said consideration was also given to the accessibility of the mini-parks to iconic structures in Kuala Lumpur, design standards and safety features.

He urged private companies to collaborate with DBKL in creating pocket parks in the city, turning them into attractive landmarks while the public, especially city dwellers could join in efforts to preserve the city forests.

-- BERNAMA