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Penang govt urged to disclose PSR details early

Penang govt urged to disclose PSR details early
Ooi says Gerakan is not totally against the project, but it is more concerned about the impact towards the community after the project is allowed to be implemented. - Facebook photo
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan wants the DAP-led state government to disclose the details on the Penang Southern Reclamation (PSR) project early.

Its Publicity Bureau chief Ooi Zhi Yi said SRS Consortium who have been appointed as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) or the state government should reveal the details and explain how it benefits the people before securing any necessary approval from the relevant Federal authorities.

He said the people deserved the right to know the details of the project as any reclamation project will bring several issue to the areas such as geological, aquaculture and environmental impact.
"There are many different impacts that can be caused by land reclamation, especially with such a huge project and we would like to know how does the project benefit the people in the areas," he told reporters here today.

He explained that Gerakan is not totally against the project, but the party is more concerned about the impact towards the community after the project is allowed to be implemented.

Meanwhile, Penang State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Chow Kon Yeow in a statement said SRS Consortium is still in the process of securing the necessary approvals from the relevant federal authorities and no agreement had been signed between the SRS Consortium and the state government regarding the matter. --Bernama