Waterfront Development in Malaysia

Waterfront Development in Malaysia

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While many waterfront development projects are being carried out around Malaysia, these kinds of development remain an issue for Malaysia, as detrimental effects outweigh beneficial effects, and some projects have been abandoned altogether. Although the Malaysian government has pursued many regulations and guidelines to tackle these issues, such as the Environmental Quality Act 1974, the Environment Impact Assessment, and the guidelines for stated objectives or are not successful in resolving the issues. For example, there was a significant reduction in the number of clean river basins in 2008, compared with 62% (91 out of 146) in 2007 (Malaysian Department of Environment, 2010) The purpose of the book was to examine waterfront development in Malaysia, identifying the main constrains currently existing and to identify significant attributes for successful waterfront development from international. This book will be organized into seven chapters.