Those involved in land reclamation, construction of property highways, and developers are likely to profit the most.
But the environmental implications of the 891-acre Tanjong Tokong and Gurney Drive reclamation and the planned three highways are likely to be felt in the future – by residents and fisherfolk in the affected areas.
How much will the Gurney Wharf project cost – and who is actually paying for it?
Who was monitoring the environmental impact of the 240-acre reclamation under the first phase of the project after it was complete?
So what will be the impact of siltation and sedimentation on the surrounding coastline and the port for the second phase? Who will pay for dredging work that may be required in the future?
Meanwhile, the controversial tunnel project is now clouded in uncertainty. What will happen to the land-for-tunnel-and-highways swap deal?
These photos were taken by a concerned resident of Penang on 9 July 2017.