Update from Aspen Group CEO M Murly:
As the Group CEO, it is my responsibility to assure all purchasers of Aspen Group properties and all relevant authorities that the fire at Tri Pinnacle site has been swiftly put out with minimal damage, without any casualties and injuries to any site workers.
As the next course of immediate action, we are committed to investigate the cause of the incident with the authorities. Please be assured that we are doing everything that needs to be done to ensure the safety of the workers on site, as well as the surrounding areas…
Will the findings of the investigation into the cause of the fire be made public? What is the density for these Tri Pinnacle ‘affordable’ homes and their pricing?
The original post:
A fire is raging in Mount Erskine at a tower being constructed not far from other projects like The Peak and Latitude in the area.
Hills have been mercilessly cut as highrise towers have mushroomed in the area in recent years, alarming residents in established neighbourhoods nearby.
In another development in the area, residents have had to put up with the stench from a temporary sewage treatment plant in the area.
Meanwhile, the Penang Island Local Plan, which should have governed planning on the island, is still missing in action. It was approved by the MBPP in 2008 but never put up for public display or gazetted. This has contributed to haphazard high-density projects being approved with densities for new projects around the island soaring from 15-30 homes per acre in 2008 to four to six times that figure presently.