Penang Transport Master Plan

Massive sea reclamation project under PTMP to begin as early as 2018

Date of Release: 
Jan 29 2016

GEORGE TOWN: A massive sea reclamation to form two man-made islands is slated to start as early as 2018 under the proposed RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), said a state executive councillor.

State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the oddly-shaped islands with an area of 1,320 hectares would be built at the same time, subject to approval by the federal authorities.

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Penang mulls avenues to fund LRT ops under TMP

Date of Release: 
Jan 18 2016

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state is mulling various avenues to finance the operation of the rail system that forms part of its Transport Master Plan (TMP), among which is the set-up of a revolving fund with recurring rental revenue from property leasing once its planned 3,000-acre (1,214ha) land reclamation in the south of the island to finance the construction of the RM27 billion TMP is completed.

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Penang excos approve railway, highway lines for transport master plan

Date of Release: 
Dec 16 2015

The Penang executive council today gave the green light to Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) project delivery partner SRS Consortium Sdn Bhd for the railway and highway schemes that include a rail line from Komtar to the airport and the Pan Island Link.

SRS tabled the plans to the state exco this morning. The railway scheme covers both the island and mainland, with one LRT and two monorail lines on the island, one LRT line across the sea linking both sides of Penang, and a bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

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Ban vaping at once, CAP tells state

Date of Release: 
Dec 25 2015

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has urged the state government to ban electronic cigarettes and vape products immediately.

CAP education officer N.V. Subbarow said the ban should be carried out without public consultation on the matter.

He said many people, especially children, were picking up the habit as they were easily influenced.

“Why is the state is still waiting for the official decision and statement from the Federal Government?

“The people’s health is at stake,” he said when contacted yesterday.

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