Spillover effects for the north


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  • Thursday, 13 Sep 2007

Datuk Seri Kamal Hashim

PENANG: The Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) will create important spillover effects for the northern region. 

Abad Naluri Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Kamal Hashim said the project would generate about 40,000 jobs. 

“Some 20,000 jobs will be created in the retail industry. The corporate offices will need 10,000 people, while the healthcare, hotel and convention industries would create a further 3,400 jobs. 

“The project is expected to boost tourism by 25%,” he said at the launch of the project yesterday. 

Kamal said PGCC would be developed as the world’s first carbon-free city, where carbon emissions would be significantly reduced by using a co-generation plant and environment friendly raw materials. 

“Besides reducing the release of carbon dioxide, PGCC would create a 40ha Metropolitan Park that will link to previously inaccessible areas in the Botanical Gardens and Youth Park,” he said.  

Related Story:PGCC boost for Penang 

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