‘Firm doing feasibility study to reclaim land’


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 14 Nov 2015

GEORGE TOWN: A feasibility study to reclaim land off Permatang Damar Laut in Bayan Lepas is being undertaken by a company.

State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said a feasibility study had to be conducted before reclamation was allowed.

“The reclamation project has not been approved.

“We will study the report to see whether (reclamation) is suitable.

“We will discuss and elaborate on it in length in the state assembly, which will resume on Monday,” he said yesterday.

The Consumers Association of Penang recently urged the state to explain why a company was carrying out measurement works, demarcation and exploration of the seabed in Permatang Damar Laut.

CAP president S.M. Mohamed Idris said reclamation should not be allowed for the sake of the environment and the livelihood of the 300 fishermen in the area.

In a separate development, Chow, who is also the Penang DAP chairman, said candidates for the Penang DAP election on Nov 29 would be announced next week.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Johor Ruler presented with proposed flood mitigation projects
No dissolution of Selangor assembly before Hari Raya Aidilfitri, says MB
Five more job scam victims return from Cambodia
Cops bust two drug syndicates in KL, five arrested
Bung Moktar, wife’s corruption case fixed for mention on March 27
Floods: Situation improves in Johor, number of evacuees drops below 4,000
Contract pharmacists want at least 1,000 permanents posts instead of 316 allocated
Malaysia strongly condemns desecration of Holy Quran in the Netherlands
10 political secretaries to Cabinet ministers take oaths of secrecy
Salahuddin: RM5 ‘Menu Rahmah’ for hardcore poor

Others Also Read