Published: Tuesday June 26, 2012 MYT 2:23:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday June 26, 2012 MYT 3:23:47 PM
Bukit Bintang Plaza to be demolished next year for MRT project
KUALA LUMPUR: The iconic Bukit Bintang Plaza located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and built more than 30 years ago will be demolished to make way for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, mall owner UDA Holdings confirmed Tuesday.
UDA Holdings senior vice-president Syed Ahmad Nazri Syed Kamaruzaman said tenants located outside the front portion of the mall have already been informed to vacate by the end of this month while the rest of the tenants would have to vacate the mall by end of this year.
He said this during a press conference, after having a dialogue with the tenants on the issue.
Meanwhile, according to a Bernama report, MRT Corp has given the mall operator until year-end to vacate the building.
"Eviction notice will be issued to the tenants to move out," UDA Holdings managing director Ahmad Abu Bakar said.
He said UDA would await a decision from the Finance Ministry on the application by Tradewinds (M) Bhd to participate in the Bukit Bintang Plaza building reconstruction.
Ahmad said UDA has received the formal application from Tradewinds and other companies also keen to part take in the project.