PM: Funds will be allocated to expedite Penang LRT project


The Federal Government will allocate funds for Penang to expedite its Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

In a 33-second video posted by Penang DAP on Facebook, the Prime Minister was seen making the announcement during a speech on stage.

“The federal government will add funds in a large scheme to enable Penang to implement its LRT project immediately.

“Within a week or two, we will meet up with the state government to set up the scheme as it involves a large amount of loans that require the involvement of the federal government,” he said.

Earlier, Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin, in a Facebook post, had hinted about the announcement as a Hari Raya gift for Penang.

“PM Anwar Ibrahim has announced that there will be funds allocated to build the LRT project from Bayan Lepas to George Town.

“The LRT project is expected to solve the traffic congestion problem in Penang,” he said.

The Bayan Lepas LRT project is among the major components of the state’s mega infrastructure project, Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

The Bayan Lepas LRT line will cover a distance of 22km, from Komtar to Permatang Damar Laut, with possible extension into three reclaimed off shore islands on the Teluk Kumbar coast, where there will be an additional eight stations.

Source: TheStar.com.my

  1. Islander
    May 8th, 2023 at 13:20 | #1

    I doubt how many Georgetown go Bayan Lepas working compared to Seberang Perai come Bayan Lepas working Vise Versa.

    The biggest jam is between Seberang Perai and Bayan Lepas yet upside people headache with how to solve the Georgetown Heritage issue.

    Hello, do you guys at least study Google map everytime where all the Dark Red traffic happening?

  2. Islander
    May 8th, 2023 at 13:22 | #2

    Headache go cure hand, hand pain go cure leg, leg pain go cure balls.

    Ended up this LRT only for bangla and old auntie uncle that no transport to ride for jalan jalan, mark my words. (maybe 50years later)

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