Penang yet to receive formal approval to develop islands


The Penang state government has yet to receive any formal approval for the Penang South Reclamation (PSR).

In a statement today, Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow refuted a media report titled “Penang gets nod to develop islands” and said that the state government has been working with various parties to obtain the necessary approval, in compliance with the process. Once the approval is obtained, the state government will give the stimulus to get on with the job, he said.

Chow also added that there were factual errors in the report on July 4, which irresponsibly misrepresented to the public.

“Since the information is not from an authorised source, the State Government shall not bear any responsibility for the misinformation contained in the article,” he said.

Chow said the state government will disclose the conditions of approval as soon as it receives the official letter.

“When the EIA [Environmental Impact Assessment] approval is obtained for the PSR, a detailed design will then be worked on, before tenders are called for, in the first half of 2020.

“The information contained in the newspaper report is incorrect, as the details are being worked out and will be shared with the media and stakeholders when they are ready,” he said.

Source: EdgeProp.my


  1. Macha
    July 5th, 2019 at 15:09 | #1

    Latest update, the approval is now official as confirmed by CM. Finally, things can start moving…to all the NGOs…please shutup or move out…the development in Penang has been stagnant for way too long

  2. NGGO
    July 5th, 2019 at 15:36 | #2

    Fake news.

  3. concerned
    July 5th, 2019 at 15:49 | #3

    I really hope the state and fed govts would scrutinize on this proposal carefully as the combined area (1800ha) is even larger than Hong Kong’s airport island. The environmental impact is strong and perpetual. Do we really need that much of reclaimed land?

  4. Correct
    July 5th, 2019 at 16:45 | #4

    We need this project hurry up

  5. Sad
    July 6th, 2019 at 11:10 | #5

    Poor fishermen….

  6. Opportunity
    July 6th, 2019 at 17:51 | #6

    Fish farming

  7. Boo Leong
    July 9th, 2019 at 01:55 | #7

    tax payers will pay dearly for the maintenance of sinking island, sea level rise. not counting yet infrastructures like amenities, bridges and highways to service the islands.

    All for the PG gov objective to raise funds for the transport plan?

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