Green light for Penang International Airport expansion project

Property News/ 28 February 2024 Leave a comment


The Cabinet has approved the expansion of the Penang International Airport (PIA) which is estimated to cost RM1bil, says Anthony Loke.

The Transport Minister said the green light was received during a Cabinet meeting last week.

He added that Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) would be in charge of the tender process and financing of the project.

“The actual figures (of the project) will only be determined once the tender is completed,” he told the media after launching Routes Asia, hosted by MAHB and Tourism Malaysia, according to Guang Ming Daily.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had earlier said the Federal Government would look in expediting the PIA expansion project in Penang.

He said with Penang becoming a top world destination, there was an urgent need to speed up the project in Bayan Lepas.

The expansion of PIA would increase the terminal’s annual handling capacity from 6.5 million passengers to 12 million.

Source: TheStar.com.my

  1. Oh nice
    February 28th, 2024 at 11:01 | #1

    all talks no action since N years ago, MAHB and federal government as always lembik and tidak apa mentality, no wonder simple madani carpark take years to complete and madani Ringgit at rock bottom

  2. Sess
    February 28th, 2024 at 14:01 | #2

    @Oh nice
    Past few year keep chg government….

  3. Penangite
    February 29th, 2024 at 11:55 | #3

    Dear admin, Please take down “Oh nice” comment. the comment is rubbish and NOT true about the the present MADANI government. It was the PN government who not only delay but CANCEL the PIA expansion. Do not be bias in your publication of comments and try to mislead the public.

  4. MajorArches
    February 29th, 2024 at 12:07 | #4

    @Oh nice

    Well i truly agree on this.

    Settle the Penang Worst Traffic Jam and Proper Infrastructure before upgrading the Flooded as Usual Airport.

  5. Oh nice
    February 29th, 2024 at 17:35 | #5


    Not everybody share your love for madani lar…LOL
    Penang airport hit full capacity since 10 years ago.. what have these high ranking official and politician been doing ? are these not the same people that is recycled from one government to another…few years back, Tony Fernandes called Penang airport “horrible”

    BTW, have they solve the flooding problem in their spanking new carpark that took 5 years and 70mil to build yet has no covered walkway to the madani airport?

    with the madani Ringgit at the bottom, expect the expansion to cost extra madani arm and leg…LOL

  6. MajorArches
    February 29th, 2024 at 21:02 | #6

    @Oh nice

    101% agreed with you. Madani just a marketing gimmicks for suckers. But in fact its just recycle items and rubbish

  7. Gemini
    March 1st, 2024 at 10:35 | #7

    This is not politic forum, please keep your politic opinion to yourself.

  8. Oh nice
    March 1st, 2024 at 11:35 | #8


    yes, this is not a political forum so please keep your love for madani in check. Highlighting failure of government to deliver in terms infrastructure, traffic, slope safety etc is not political.

  9. Captain Light
    March 3rd, 2024 at 09:19 | #9

    We should encourage free speech. No need to remove the comment. If you don’t like it, you can just ignore or argue la. If we keep removing any comments that doesn’t agree with us, we are not going nowhere. Let’s be better.

  10. Gemini
    March 5th, 2024 at 13:35 | #10

    @Oh nice
    Thanks you very much for your reply, your comments just prove that you are bias and even accuse me “love for madani” when none of my statement said so. You may highlight your concern/opinion as you deem important and serious by reporting/complain to all relevant authority and not just posting unconstructive comments here and accusing ppl love for madani and this just show that you are also NATO as well. Thanks.

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