High approval rating for Penang South Reclamation

The Penang government is placing orders for new 8m-boats for the first batch of 20 eligible fishermen under the SIMP. From active engagements with the fishing community, the state found that they have a pressing need for new boats as well as proper berthing and storage facilities.

THE Penang South Reclamation’s (PSR) latest Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study has recorded a close to 80% approval rate from more than 700 survey respondents living near the proposed project on the south of the island.

The project owner, which is the Penang government, and the consultant have attributed the improved perception to a better understanding of the project, and its many benefits to the local community, namely the social welfare benefits local fishermen will receive under the Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP).

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