KUALA LUMPUR - In spite of criticism from certain quarters, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has confirmed that the project to upgrade and beautify Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur will go ahead as planned.
He said the move should be seen in a positive light as it would help to further promote the city's Golden Triangle and attract more tourists.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib, meanwhile, said the cooperation of all involved was important to resolve problems and make the area a better place for all.
He had announced on Aug 22 that the project costing RM12million (S$4.9 million) to turn Jalan Alor into a food paradise of international standards would begin in October and be completed within 11 months.
He had said that none of the residents of the more than 200 apartments and 100 traders in the area would be displaced by the project.
Following a local daily's commentary objecting to the nature of the project, Malaysians are reacting with mixed views.
But the one thing that everyone agreed on was that Jalan Alor was in dire need of another facelift for the sake of hygiene in the area.