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Gurney Drive reclamation work to start soon

February 1st, 2016 Leave a comment

stp2Reclamation work along Gurney Drive by Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O) as part of the Phase 2 Seri Tanjung Pinang (STP2) is expected to commence end this month.

State executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow said the reclamation work would most likely take 18 months to complete.

“Work will definitely start this year as they have obtained approval.

“There will be an announcement with regards to the reclamation at the end of February.

“Existing facilities and roads along the stretch will not be affected,” he told a press conference in Jalan Kelawai yesterday.

Meanwhile, Chow brushed aside the comment by Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya that the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) was not viable.

“If the PTMP is not viable, then what about in the Klang Valley?

“A lot of money is spent in promoting transportation in the Klang Valley too.

“To sustain the increasing car population, the way forward is to promote public transport,” he said.

Source: TheStar.com.my

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  1. Sam
    February 2nd, 2016 at 07:53 | #1

    “Work will definitely start this year as they have obtained approval.”

    Better start as soon as possible lah! Stinking Gurney Drive now is as bad as a cesspool !

  2. Rick Goh
    February 9th, 2016 at 09:20 | #2

    @Sam
    This is going to be huge impact for gurney.. Sure jam like hell.. Gurney already terribly affected..

  3. gooner
    February 9th, 2016 at 11:47 | #3

    Roads and facilities should not be affected as reclamation works are done at the coastline and away from traffic.
    Also, the gurney stretch reclamation would involve only parks and recreational facilities.

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