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Guan Eng at World Cities Summit

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is on a three-day visit to Singapore from Tuesday, June 29 to attend the World Cities Summit 2010 at the invitation of the Singapore government.

The Summit brings together practitioners and policy-makers, together with leading experts in their field to identify innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing cities today.

It will offer leaders, mayors, policy-makers and the civil society the strategic platform with plenary sessions, networking forums and technical workshops.

The theme for the second Summit is “Liveable and Sustainable Cities for the Future”, which focuses on leadership and governance and building liveable and sustainable communities.

With Penang ranked by ECA International as the most livable city in Malaysia on par with Kuala Lumpur, this summit would help the state acquire the knowledge and skill-sets required to evolve and sustain this critical competitive edge.

Penang was also ranked the eighth most livable city in Asia and 64th globally.

The Chief Minister will be also be one of the eight panel speakers in the Ministerial Dialogue “Leading the Change: Building Liveable and Vibrant Cities”.

This dialogue gathers past and present practitioners of governance, urban theorists and planners from around the world to discuss the need to build sustainable cities through leadership in the government and urban planning.

The Penang delegation led by Lim will also have a media briefing on Wednesday on various projects in Penang available for open tenders such as Fort Cornwallis, Gold Bazaar, Bayan Mutiara and Craig Hotel.

The briefing will be conducted at SunTech Convention Center, Singapore and has been listed as one of the media events by the World Cities Summit 2010.

The Chief Minister will be accompanied by member of parliament for for Bukit Bendera Liew Chin Tong, and general manager of PDC (Penang Development Corporation) Properties, Puan Zailena Noordin.
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