State govt submits new EIA for Penang South Reclamation project

The Penang state government has submitted a new and updated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project even as the state’s judicial review application to reinstate the approval for the original EIA hits a snag. Penang state exco Zairil Khir Johari said the state is going ... Read More
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700 acres of Island A have been designated as a Green Tech Park

Some 700 acres out of the 2,300-acre Island A have been designated as a Green Tech Park to fulfill the needs of the industry, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said. “We are going to sign an agreement with SRS Consortium; and another agreement under the private funding initiative (PFI) to appoint ... Read More

Phase 1 reclamation of Island A expected to start in May

The Phase One reclamation of Island A (approximately 1,200 acres) is scheduled to begin in May or June, said Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman. The tri-islands (Islands A, B and C) of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will be located at the south-end of the Penang ... Read More

Fishermen set to receive RM500 advance payment from PSR’s ex-gratia package soon

Good news for all the 1,615 fishermen in the state as the Penang government today announced that advance payment of RM500, which is part of the ex-gratia package dedicated to them, would be rolled out this month. Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman had recently announced in a ... Read More

Penang South Reclamation project to begin as early as March

The controversial Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project involving the creation of three new islands in the south of Penang island is set to begin as early as March. Penang deputy chief minister Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman said the project will be executed in phases beginning with the reclamation of island ... Read More
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20% of PSR land set for affordable homes

The Penang government has agreed to reserve 20% of land from the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project for affordable homes, says state Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo. He said he had insisted for that reservation in order to have an adequate supply of ... Read More