Chow ticks off complainers


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 02 Sep 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Stop complaining and work together, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to everyone who has a problem with the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

He wants those who have issues with how the Request for Proposal (RFP) documents on the PTMP were displayed to stop it.

“I think NGOs must be realistic. What is wrong with displaying it in Dewan Sri Pinang? It’s a nice place with easy access and anyone can walk in during office hours.

“It has to be during office hours because the documents must be cared for by staff and the officers need their weekends off to be with their families,” he said when asked about previous complaints by several NGOs about the method in which the RFP documents were displayed last year.

Chow added that the documents would be displayed again from Sept 5 to Oct 4 at Dewan Sri Pinang.

“I think this is the first time in Malaysia that tender documents are displayed twice.

“Do you want us to show the results of the first time? Who came or didn’t come? Don’t complain when you didn’t come the first time,” he said.

Chow said only the hard copy could be displayed because the state did not have a soft copy available for downloads.

The documents were authored by PTMP’s project delivery partner SRS Consortium, and submitted to the state.

The state will also hold a public forum on the PTMP on Sept 30, and Chow has urged all those who are concerned about it to study the RFP documents and attend the forum, the venue of which will be announced later.

The Chief Minister was speaking to reporters after giving out prizes to winners of the Car-Free Sayangi Penangku Hunt at the Karpal Singh Drive yesterday.

About 200 participants joined the hunt organised by the state government.

Designed to create public awareness of the proposed Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit, they walked, cycled or took the bus from Komtar through the planned sites for LRT stations in Macallum Street, Sungai Pinang and Karpal Singh Drive.

Prizes for winners included bicycles, RM50 Touch ’n Go cards and food hampers.


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