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97.7% of respondents supported Bayan Lepas LRT project

November 28th, 2019 Leave a comment

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A total of 22,678 respondents or 97.7 percent of the participants in the public inspection session has supported the implementation of Bayan Lepas LRT Project.

Penang Chief Minister, Y.A.B. Mr Chow Kon Yeow said the total number of participants in the related session until November 19, 2019 (from August 19) was 23,218 respondents.

“The three-month public inspection session which ended on November 19 recently saw 23,218 respondents filling out the form (feedback provided) by APAD (Land Public Transport Agency).

“Thus, the number of respondents received is a ‘measure’ of support for the proposed LRT (Bayan Lepas) project,” he told a press conference in Komtar.

Also present was Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage Exco, Yeoh Soon Hin.

lrt-map-1Asked about the next steps after the completion of the public review session, Kon Yeow informed that all issues raised would be given due consideration and clarification by the State Government through the project implementation partner, SRS Consortium.

“Among the issues raised are the location of the line, the distance of the station and the issue of traffic congestion during the implementation of the project … that is the common opinion raised (by the respondents).

“Instead of disagreeing with the proposal, rather they have some concern and feedback as stated (in the feedback form),” explained the Land Affairs & Development, Transportation and Communications Exco.

For the record, a public inspection session on the proposed implementation of Bayan Lepas LRT project has been held for three months beginning August 19, 2019, which is part of the conditions submitted together with the letter of approval by APAD.

The purpose of the public review session was to enable stakeholders and the public to provide views on the proposed project implementation.

Next, the applicant, the State Government, should provide clarification on the issues raised in the feedback form.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

 

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  1. rocket
    November 28th, 2019 at 17:53 | #1

    Thank you for supporting. I hope all of you will support the increase of quit rent for strata properties too. You will be looking at 4x to 30x increase. Support ya! Thank you.

  2. Sammy
    November 29th, 2019 at 09:24 | #2

    Is China financing the project ? Or else, where’s the Money, Money, Money ?

  3. penang lang
    November 29th, 2019 at 10:01 | #3

    Penanglang hard to please,

    complain jam = cannot build highways
    complain transport = cannot build LRT
    build LRT = say increase quit rent / no money

    better turn penang into a low-income state, restore everything and become a kampung better

  4. rocket
    November 29th, 2019 at 10:37 | #4

    @penanglang

    I am not just saying about the quit rent, it is already a fact.

    This year will be the first year quit rent is billed directly to strata properties (condos, apartments, office lots etc). Previously, the main bill with one lump sum is billed to MC/JMC, after which it will be divided accordingly by share unit, and billed to individual unit itself by MC/JMC.

    Now, my presumption was the amount will be almost the same, just different method of billing. But to my shock, not only the billing method is different, even the RATE is TOTALLY different. For residential, you will be looking at ~4x more, while for commercial, it will be ~30x more. Most of you would have not received your quit rent bill from MBPP yet by mail, if you want to know how much, you need to go 3rd floor komtar to get a bill print-out.

  5. kat
    December 2nd, 2019 at 21:28 | #5

    Yes, i hope the people of Penang get themselves ready to pay for the luxury of having an LRT, because an LRT is a very expensive to maintain public transport system, so it is a luxury compared to cheaper public transport systems like buses and trams.

    For example, Singapore’s MRT which many Penang ppl like to compare to actually has to be subsidized by the Singapore govt. The Singapore govt actually pays for the trains and construction costs and the MRT operator only runs the day to day operation. The MRT operator also makes losses on the train operations every year. The MRT operator is only able to cover the loses using income from its commercial business: advertising revenue and leasing of commercial property at the train stations.

    Is Penang LRT going to be able to do better or even equal Singapore’s MRT? Time will tell, but i don’t have high hopes. Singapore forces its citizens to use MRT by having high toll charges, high car taxes and petrol taxes. With no financial incentive, will Penang ppl forgo the use of cars and use the LRT everyday? If not, then who will use the LRT? Foreigners and tourists?

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