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Penang undersea tunnel report to be merged with container terminal expansion blueprint

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The final draft of the feasibility report for the controversial undersea tunnel will be integrated with the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) expansion master plan by the Penang Port Commission (PPC), said state exco Zairil Khir Johari.

The transport and infrastructure committee chairman, in his reply to a written question from Ong Khan Lee (PKR – Kebun Bunga) at the state legislative assembly, said the final draft was being studied by government agencies and project contractor, Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZC).

He said the document was presented to the state government in December 2020 after it was reviewed by an independent consultant engineer.

“The process (to study the final draft to be integrated with the NBCT expansion master plan) was from January 2021 to March 2022,” he said.

He said the feasibility report was presented to the state exco on April 6 and the state government has received the results of the report that states the undersea tunnel can be implemented.

“However, the next phase of design and construction of project is subjected to resolving issues related to the operations of the undersea tunnel alignment along with the NBCT expansion master plan which will be finalised by PPC,” he said.

He stressed that the state government has not made any decision for the feasibility report to be publicly displayed.

Source: MalayMail.com

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  1. Surprise+Me
    June 2nd, 2022 at 15:42 | #1

    shakespeare famous quote ‘to build or not to build’?

  2. Chye
    January 29th, 2023 at 13:14 | #2

    Whatever tunneling is very high risk and it’s almost impossible to rectify when a major fault emerges. High cost high risk make tunneling a very unwise choice.

  3. LL
    January 30th, 2023 at 20:46 | #3

    @Chye
    agree…the only way I see this can be safe is them engaging AsiaGreen to project manage the entire construction

    AsiaGreen is famous for delivering the highest quality of projects across the world. I will only trust them to do this

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