The state government has been assured that the building of the premium outlet center near Batu Gajah will not disrupt the nearby ecosystem of the Kinta Nature Park.
Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu described the allegations that the presence of the outlet mall would have an unfounded impact on a bird park in the region.
It has always been a major concern for the government to preserve nature and the environment.
“The construction of the premium outlet is expected to be completed by the end of this year and it will certainly provide a new shopping experience for the people,” he told reporters after attending a gotong-royong programme at the Kampung Rapat Muslim Cemetery.
Also present were State Health, Science, Environment and Technology Committee chairman Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud and State Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi.
Meanwhile, Nolee Ashilin said the premium outlet project is implemented according to the approved specifications.
“There should be no issues as the location is actually quite far from the bird park and there is also a buffer zone between the two areas...Insya Allah, it would not disrupt the environment,” she said.