PJD-Link Cancelled

A road in Selangor. For Illustration purpose.

PETALING JAYA, July 31: The Selangor state goverment has cancelled plans to build the Petaling Jaya Dispersal Link (PJD-Link) highway, saying that the project had failed to meet some of the criteria the state has set, especially in the social impact area.

In a statement here today, Selangor caretaker Menteri Besar Amiruddin Shari said while the proposal had received an approval in principal from the Cabinet in November 2017, the proposal was then sent for further study with the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) in September 2020 with the engagement of the people living in the area.

It was further presented to the federal government in November 2021 for an approval subject to meeting all the conditions set by the Selangor state government.

A concession agreement was then signed between the Federal Government under the Perikatan Nasional and the developer on April 5th, 2022 with the condition that the company fully implement the Environmental Impacct Assessment, Social Impact Assessment and Traffic Impact Assessment before the agreement is activated.

However, following the submission of the impact assessment report, especially in terms of the social impact report, the state government has decided not to proceed with the proposal as it is not satisfied with the plan.

It has not met the conditions set by the state government, and as the state government believes that there must be a balance between sustainability, economic progress of the state, and does not bring harm to the people of the state of Selangor, it has decided to cancel the application for the construction of the PJD-Link highway.