Tag: Penang Transport Master Plan
Chief minister also reveals that the state government has purchased more land in Batu Kawan, where a major international medical city is to open and IJN and a cancer institute are planning their branches.
The fishermen claim previous reclamation projects in Penang had affected their catch and livelihood.
The PTMP is a series of roads, rail and other modes of transport to be financed through the creation and sale of three reclaimed islands.
Penang CM answers thorny issues on Bukit Kukus and alleged inflated population figures when planning transport projects.
C4 wants an independent review of the mega project following the latest landslide in Penang which has claimed nine lives so far.
Penang Forum says it's much cheaper than LRT and can move freely on existing roads.
Governments around the world are aware of this and as such, they make sure there is a balance of highways and public transportation system.
Meenakshi Raman urges the state government to reveal details in layman's terms.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is expected to be grilled on the RM46 billion master plan at the forum on Sept 30.
It says past experiences have shown that projects are approved by federal environmental regulators without care given to genuine concerns.
However, the event held at USM proceeded after the university's vice-chancellor gave the nod.
Financially self-sustaining systems have to capitalise on land use along their public transport network, which the Penang Transport Master Plan hopes to do.
The Department of Environment, with the assistance of the state government, will hold a townhall session on Sept 20 to hear the views of the people on the project, says chief minister.
Renowned US civil rights activist Katherine Egland delivers sharp rebuke over Penang's plan to build more roads, telling authorities to focus on battling climate change instead.
High-value, precision factories might relocate as a result of a proposed highway, part of the transport master plan for Penang, passing through the Bayan Lepas industrial area, says NGO leader.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke says the ministry is proposing alternatives after a study finds LRT may not be the best bet for the state.
They submit memorandum to chief minister asking that an elevated road, part of a proposed highway, be shifted elsewhere as it will pose a hazard to schoolchildren and road users.
Penang CM says detailed explanation on 'dangerous' granite fault lines issue would be given in next few days.
Aliran also calls for review of Penang Transport Master Plan to check on long-term impact of such a massive project on environment.
PSM central committee member Choo Chon Kai says it’s time to make unpopular choices instead of building more highways that end up congested again.
Soil scientist Kam Suan Phen also criticises the EIA report for ignoring critical concerns including the impact of underground water flow.
Chow Kon Yeow says the briefing sessions held were the most extensive ever for a proposed public transport system in the country.
Penang CM says protesting group got their facts wrong.
The chief minister says the state government will ask for low-interest loans if the federal government does not approve the application for additional funds.