Developer seeks meeting with state government

The developer of the RM25bil Penang Global City Centre wants to meet the soon-to-be-formed state government to seek its views on the project.

Abad Naluri Sdn Bhd director and Equine Capital Bhd executive chairman Datuk Patrick Lim said: “No two governments are the same even if they are from the same party.

“So, we will approach the new one to find out their views, directives and policies on the project.”

Lim said they were prepared to go back to the drawing board to suit the directives of the new administration, adding that he would fully comply with their policies.

He was responding to a statement by PKR Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason Ong Khan Lee that the project might not take off following the opposition's victory.

“We will keep our promises,” he had said on Sunday.

Lim had earlier submitted the project’s plan to the previous state government but it was sent back to him for amendments.

In January, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who was then the chief minister, ordered the developer to reduce the project’s density and fulfil the required 30% affordable housing quota.

Dr Koh said the developer was told not to include the nearby hill when taking into account the project’s density.

The PGCC, a project under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), will be developed on a 105.2ha site where the Penang Turf Club is located.

The company had proposed to build 30 residential blocks, two iconic towers, five office buildings and 100 bungalows. - By The Star

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