CAP would like to reiterate most emphatically its opposition to the latest mega-project proposed by the Penang state government to resolve the state’s traffic problem. The project comprises a 6.5km undersea tunnel from Gurney Drive to Bagan Ajam in Butterworth, a 4.2km Pesiaran Gurney-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass, a 4.6km Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway-Bandar Baru Air Itam bypass, and a four-lane 12km road linking Tanjung Bungah with Teluk Bahang.
CAP lauds the Penang government’s decision to scrap Penang's mega road projects in the event that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for these projects finds it not feasible. However we view that the government should call off the proposed road projects and not waste funds for an EIA to be done as we think that it is going to be a bane for Penang.
Five families in Kampung Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau, Penang are worried over the occurrence of flash floods whenever it rains heavily here.
Besides affecting the wellbeing of the villagers, the flash floods that have been plaguing them for the past four years also damages the furniture and appliances in their houses.
Development must be located within a vision. What is the vision for Penang’s development, asks Dr Lim Mah Hui.