More details are required on the Penang state government’s sale of 8.1ha of land near one of the most polluted rivers in the country, the 8km-long Sungai Juru.
The land was sold to Juru Auto-City, which will now have to rehabilitate the river.
Under the arrangement with the state government (reported in the Sunday Star on 13 June), Juru Auto-City would revive the river and its banks for activities such as fishing, boating and the breeding of prawns and crabs.
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What I would like to know are the terms of the deal with Juru Auto-City.
- How much did they pay the state government for the land? Was it sold at market value?
- What exactly is expected of Juru Auto-City in return?
- Will the public be allowed free access to the river and its banks after it has been cleaned up?
- Why isn’t the DID/JPS handling the clean up of the river? Isn’t that its role?
- How exactly is Juru Auto-City going to clean up the river?
- How is Juru Auto-City going to tackle the sources of pollution of the river?
The whole agreement should be made public as it involves the sale of public land.