PDC calling for RFT for Sia Boey Urban Archaeological Park

Property News/ 7 September 2022 Leave a comment


The state government, through the Penang Development Corporation (PDC), is now calling for the Request For Tenancy (RFT) for its Sia Boey Urban Archaeological Park.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who is also the PDC chairman, said the primary goal of the RFT is to revitalise Sia Boey and to introduce new and exciting activities that would lure tourists to the area.

“The tenancy agreement period is 15 years, with five years for each renewal term.

“And the bidders are required to consult the George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) to hold any activities suggested on-site.

“The RFT has already been advertised on the (PDC) official website at https://www.pdc.gov.my/index.php/my/ on Aug 16, and the closing date for the submission is on Oct 11 at noon.

“Taking this opportunity, I would like to encourage all interested parties to access PDC’s official website to get more information regarding the RFT.

“We are hopeful that Sia Boy’s revitalisation through this RFT will restore its appeal as an intriguing attraction for both locals and visitors in the heart of George Town,” Chow told a press conference announcing the matter in Komtar today.

The Sia Boey Urban Archaeological Park has a land area of approximately 4.69 acres and is located in George Town between Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, Jalan Magazine, and Lebuh McNair.

Also present during the press conference were Pengkalan Kota assemblyman Daniel Gooi and PDC chief executive officer Datuk Aziz Bakar.

Aziz hoped that the RFT would be successful in finding a new tenant that is capable to transform the place.

“It is not for PDC to generate revenue. Instead, we want the place to be revitalised with interesting activities for Penangites and tourists to visit the park and enjoy themselves.

“And we hope we can get interested parties that have that passion for this project. It is located in a highly-sensitive zone with the existing Prangin Canal, Prangin Market Hall, and historic shop structures,” he said.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

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