Hard Rock cafe, hotel approved for PD

The Hard Rock chain operates a hotel in Desaru, Johor, as well as in Batu Feringghi in Penang. (Facebook pic)

PORT DICKSON: The Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Hotel projects here will go ahead with construction expected to begin this year, the local MP, Anwar Ibrahim, said today.

He said that the state government had no problems about the two projects for the constituency.

Anwar said the projects would benefit the locals especially in terms of job opportunities.

“The projects will have to go through due process and must meet conditions just like for other hotel projects here to ensure the well-being of the locals is preserved. The developers (of the two projects) have agreed to meet all conditions required.

“Prior to this, the locals had misconceptions about Hard Rock Cafe and this hotel. They hear the name Hard Rock Cafe and immediately think it is all about boozing (consuming alcoholic drinks),” he said after making a “Mahabbah Ramadan” visit to the Port Dickson Hospital today.

After the “Mahabbah Ramadan” programme, the PKR president also visited the homes of several poor families in Kampung Air Meleleh and Taman Ria, where he also called on a military veteran who is paralysed. He also handed over Raya hampers and “Duit Raya” to the families concerned.