Preparatory works for the Penang Silicon Island project have begun

Preparatory works for the Penang Silicon Island project have started yesterday and will continue until the related works are completed, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said. He said this followed the approval to the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the project which was obtained from the state Department of Environment ... Read More

Penang South Islands project scaled down to one island – Silicon Island

The Penang government has decided to scale down the Penang South Islands (PSI) project, from the proposed three islands to only one island. The PSI project has received the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval from the Department of Environment (DoE) with 71 conditions. The approved EIA was for the entire PSI ... Read More

Silicon Island – The Island A of PSI

It is one of the three islands under the PSI project which will be located at the south end of Penang island, measuring a total of 4,500 acres in land size. Island A will be 2,300 acres in size, Island B 1,400 acres and Island C 800 acres. The PSI ... Read More

Penang South Islands project gets EIA green light

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the Penang South Islands (PSI) project has received conditional approval from the Department of Environment (DoE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the approval includes 71 conditions to be complied with. “The Penang State ... Read More

Silicon Island Development inks deal with state govt to develop PSI (Island A)

The Penang South Islands (PSI) project is set to generate economic growth following the signing of the Project Development Agreement (PDA) between the state government and Silicon Island Development Sdn Bhd for Island A. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Island A, measuring 2,300 acres, would be developed for the betterment ... Read More

Penang expects decision on PSI project’s EIA report after technical meeting next month

The Department of Environment (DoE) is expected to give its decision on the new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Penang South Islands (PSI) project after the technical meeting next month. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the DoE was expected to make its decision after the meeting. “The meeting ... Read More

More initiatives and new environment-based master plan to realise PSI project

The Penang government is committed to realising the Penang South Islands (PSI) project after announcing new initiatives under the Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP) scheme and the introduction of the PSR Ecology Offset Master Plan (PEOM). The additional initiatives under the SIMP scheme include the announcement of 11 fishermen who are ... Read More

Forging ahead into 2023 and beyond

The year 2022 ended with unprecedented political developments in Malaysia, leading to a unity federal government helmed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the nation’s 10th prime minister. What does this mean for Penang which has been an opposition state for most of the last 14 years since 2008, now that ... Read More

Site offices for PSI project to use renewable energy

In line with the commitment to build an ESG- (environment, social and governance) compliant Penang South Islands’ (PSI), the project’s site offices will strive to use renewable resources to meet their operational needs. SRS Consortium deputy project director Azmi Mohamad said the Marine Operation Control Centre (MOCC) in Batu Maung ... Read More

Penang to resubmit South Reclamation EIA report before March 2022

The Penang government will resubmit the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the development of three artificial islands under the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project before March next year, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said the state government and its project implementation partner SRS Consortium are updating the ... Read More