One-stop food and market hub in Gelugor

Overall picture: Teng (left) explaining the master plan for the Bukit Gambir township to Chow (right). With them are Azman (second right), and representatives from BSG Property at the market and food complex in Jalan Permai, Penang.

RESIDENTS of Jalan Permai in Gelugor, Penang, and its surrounding areas will be able to eat and shop at the newly built RM5mil market and food complex by the end of next month.

Built by Tetuan Nuwata Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of BSG Property, the building when completed would have 58 market stalls, 23 food and drinks stalls, public toilets and a lower ground car park.

State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the complex would be surrendered by the developer to the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) for them to manage and rent the stalls out to stall operators.

He added that the proposed rental was RM350 per stall per month excluding the Goods and Services Tax.

“The main purpose of this complex is to relocate illegal traders and hawkers around Gelugor,” he told a press conference at the complex in Gelugor.

MPPP Licensing Department director Azman Sirun said the council had selected 11 tenants from the Gelugor post office area out of the 400 who came for the first interview, adding that priority had been given to them.

The final interview would be tomorrow at the Penang Town Hall at the Esplanade from 8am until noon, he said.

Meanwhile, the project’s architect Teng Pe Yang said the non-halal stalls would have their own access for the delivery of their goods.

Tetuan Nuwata, as part of its corporate social responsibility project, also built a 1.62ha park called Raffel Park in Jalan Permai 5. Facilities include a 50m sprinting track, jogging and bicycle path, basketball court, children’s playground, sheltered seating area and picnic spot.

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