Penang hopes to expedite mega projects


Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow wants a better rapport to be established soonest with the federal authorities in view of the many mega projects that the state hopes to undertake.

For starters, the state would soon meet the Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD) to discuss how to expedite two mega projects in Penang.

He said the two mega projects are the triple highway package projects linking Gurney Drive, Air Itam and Tanjung Bungah with the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway.

Chow said this after opening the Bazaar Ramadan at Lebuh Queen in Little India.

He said the state should not have a problem in expediting the projects with the cooperation of the Pakatan Harapan administration in Putrajaya.

Chow said that this arrangement should ease the process in gaining approval and in finding the right model in getting the projects ready.

Penang is bogged down with constant traffic congestion due to an inefficient public transport system and the lack of infrastructure to handle the traffic situation.

Among the solutions provided under the proposed RM27 billion Penang Transport Masterplan, are a light rail transit system, a cross channel undersea tunnel and three paired highways as well as a tram service.

Source: TheSunDaily.my


  1. Ok ok
    May 19th, 2018 at 22:30 | #1

    Hurry, hurry

  2. Harmon
    May 20th, 2018 at 10:58 | #2

    I’m convinced our new chief minister Chow Kon Yeow (with the help of federal govt.) can easily deliver what he has promised earlier. Looking forward to !

  3. Ok ok
    May 21st, 2018 at 20:31 | #3

    Good good

  4. Malaysian
    May 23rd, 2018 at 21:01 | #4

    SPAD will be abolished. Yay, get fast approval from Transport Minister, cant wait for a new Penang to manifest, ❤❤❤

  5. MC
    May 24th, 2018 at 13:26 | #5

    Not only IN PENANG ISLAND, MAINLAND should COVER AS WELL AS PROPOSED. Too many car going in to island from Mainland.

  6. MissGan
    May 24th, 2018 at 13:39 | #6

    I think mega project for penang will not realise so soon. Fin Minister is saying our national debt has crossed 1 trillion, much higher than the 700 billion previously known, which implies that any new mega project will further deteriorate our national debt level. So, you understand lah ya.

  7. Wait
    May 24th, 2018 at 13:41 | #7

    wait…and wait, and wait. maybe it will happen but get the LRT going first…

  8. MissGan
    May 24th, 2018 at 16:11 | #8


    We would be lucky if they don’t increase income tax by 10% and cut public expenses by 10%, from 10 fire engines to 9, from 10 rapidbuses to 9, you go gov hospitals they only give 90% medicine of what they used to give. But Sales & Services tax of 10% is confirm I think, cut 6% GST, but add 10% SST, WTF….:))))

  9. Wait and wait
    May 24th, 2018 at 19:39 | #9


    Hope not, let’s see how next few years

  10. Mr.Wait’s
    May 30th, 2018 at 23:41 | #10
  11. Lrt lrt
    May 31st, 2018 at 06:57 | #11

    Funny meh, it’s the truth, still waiting….hopefully shorter wait


  12. NG
    May 31st, 2018 at 15:48 | #12

    should be shorter wait…….at least if SPAD / Ministry of Transport need to review what additional document they will ask you to provide.

    Not like last time BN-era, you send those documents they also direct throw into tong sampah, then after half year say “Ehh you haven’t submit this and that documents lah!!”

  13. Lrt lrt
    May 31st, 2018 at 18:06 | #13

    Wait, find document first


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