GEORGE TOWN (Jan 12): The land owner is not allowed to build homes on the illegally cleared Bukit Relau hilltop in Penang, even if the area has been rezoned as residential land.
GEORGE TOWN (Jan 8): The final cost of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) could balloon to more than the estimated RM27 billion once all the plans — including for the elevated rail system alignment — and the relevant detailed studies are completed, with federal approvals obtained.
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 29): The federal government should approve the Penang Transport Master Plan so that the state government cannot use it as a "political gimmick" to raise public outcry, says Penang state exco Chow Kon Yeow (pictured).
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 17): Civil group Penang Forum (PF) will be meeting Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng early next month on the issue of hill development projects in the state.
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 16): 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.
PENANG (Dec 7): Those who attended yesterday’s open session on the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan were generally welcoming of the ambitious project.
GEORGE TOWN (Nov 20): The Penang government has set up a new Urban Regeneration Committee to look into the redevelopment and upgrading of old housing schemes, says state housing exco Jagdeep Singh Deo (DAP-Datuk Keramat).
GEORGE TOWN (Nov 19): The state government will co-operate with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to complete the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), according to Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow.