Hugh Yao

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28 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Penang Transport Master Plan is to sustain island’s development

CITIES become more liveable, progressive and sustainable when there is enhanced accessibility and connectivity to move people around and this is achieved by providing sufficient and efficient public transport.

Traffic standstill on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway (LCE) in Penang. The Pan-Island Link 1 (PIL1) as a new spinal road can relieve the load on the LCE.
15 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bursting at the seams

Industry leaders say new land needed for production growth on Penang island.

Maxed out: Filepic of Penang island’s Free Industrial Zone in Bayan Lepas. Foreign direct investment may go elsewhere if there is no more land for new businesses.
8 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Drill and blast is safe

PENANGITES need not worry about ground movement, vibrations or even landslides from the “drill and blast” method to be used in the construction of the Pan Island Link (PIL 1), according to a geotechnical expert.

Safe zone: The Kek Lok Si Temple is half a kilometre away from the Pan Island Link (PIL 1) alignment, so it will not be affected by the construction.