Will they or won’t they? Throw a spanner into the PGCC works, that is.
The full council of the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) will sit on Friday, 18 January 2007 2008 in a meeting that could very well decide the fate of the Penang Global City Centre project.
They will listen to the recommendations of the sub-committee on building and planning. The sub-committee deliberated on the PGCC at length during a meeting last Wednesday, 9 January.
At issue is the high density of the project and whether 40-storey towers should be allowed so close to residential areas.
Also, look out for the Council’s recommendation on whether a detailed EIA is needed. (Of course, it is needed!)
What I would really like the full council to do is to stop the PGCC project in its tracks and turn the land into a Penang State Park for the benefit of future generations. I am sure Penangites would welcome such a decision!
In case you need any reminding, Councillors, there is a general election coming up – and Penangites will be watching very closely. Know what I mean? The fate of your political masters hangs in the balance.