CM: State tackling housing and traffic woes

Property News/ 27 January 2012 Leave a comment

GEORGE TOWN: The state government will not run away from problems faced by the people such as the issues of affordable housing, traffic congestion and civil services, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said.

He said the state had allocated RM500mil to ensure affordable homes were made available to Penangites.

“To deal with traffic congestion, we have open tenders on a proposal to construct three bypass highways and a sea tunnel costing around RM8bil,” he said in his speech at the DAP Chinese New Year open house at Penang Chinese Town Hall on Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling yesterday.

On Nov 15, it was reported that the proposed traffic alleviation projects are a 6.5km sea tunnel connecting Gurney Drive to the northern side of Butterworth, a 4.2km road from Gurney Drive to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypassing the city centre, a 4.6km road linking Bandar Baru Air Itam to the same expressway and a 12km dual carriage road from Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang to pair with the existing coastal road.

Source: The Star

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