Penang LRT up and running in 2030

New benchmark: (Front row from right) Chang, Lim, Lim’s wife Betty Chew and Liew viewing a scale model of an Eco World project at the group’s show gallery in Penang.

The light rail transit (LRT) project is expected to be completed in 2030.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said that all the LRT lines and routes should be ready by that year.

“The LRT project will pass through Batu Kawan, linking up the mainland and the island to ensure that Seberang Prai will not be neglected.

“This is what differentiates the Penang Transport Master Plan from previous plans to ease traffic congestion in Penang,” Lim said.

Lim was speaking at a press conference after witnessing Eco World chief executive officer Datuk Chang Khim Wah accepting the letter of award for a mixed development project on a 129.4ha site in Batu Kawan from Penang Development Corporation (PDC) general manager Datuk Rosli Jaafar here yesterday.

Also present was Eco World chairman Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin.

Lim said the state government would call for another request-for-proposal (RFP) exercise to develop a theme park next to the Eco World’s proposed mixed development project.

He said the state government was committed to turning Batu Kawan into the most modern satellite township in Malaysia.

On the Eco World mixed development project, Lim said about 60.7ha would be for the development of a golf course.

He added that the Eco World project known as Eco Marina would be a gated and guarded strata township scheme that would set a new benchmark for residential, lifestyle, and commercial developments in Penang. - By The Star

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