Tag: PIL 1
Activist and environmentalist voice concern over the impact of the Pan Island Link 1 project on the environment and society.
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.
Feedback from explainers held over the past two months reveals most are surprised that a highway project is taking place in their backyards, says Penang Forum.
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.
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.
It is alarmist to conclude that tunnelling through granite with fault lines 'can be disastrous'.
Penang CM says detailed explanation on 'dangerous' granite fault lines issue would be given in next few days.
Ahli sains tanah Kam Suan Pheng mengkritik laporan EIA kerana tidak pedulikan kebimbangan termasuk kesan aliran air bawah tanah.
Soil scientist Kam Suan Phen also criticises the EIA report for ignoring critical concerns including the impact of underground water flow.
Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk Tanjung Bungah berkata, semasa pemerintahan kerajaan BN pada 2002, Chow Kon Yeow antara pembangkang yang membantah projek Lingkaran Luar Pulau Pinang.
Kos PIL 1 ketika ini adalah anggaran awal dan akan dimuktamadkan selepas tender terbuka kompetitif diberikan kepada kontraktor pakej kerja berkelayakan.
Bekas perdana menteri itu berkata kerajaan negeri sudah memohon RM1 bilion dari kerajaan Persekutuan sebagai modal permulaan projek tersebut.
Penang Forum says the Council of Eminent Persons also wants an immediate review of the controversial Penang Transport Master Plan.
Penang CM calls for calm as the PIL 1 highway project remains a proposal until now and state government will listen to views of people first.
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