Following an outcry, the Department of the Environment has agreed to an appeal by the Penang state government for an extension of public viewing of the controversial three-volume Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 detailed EIA report.
A two-week extension has been granted. You can view the report at MPPP, Level 4 of Komtar until 7 March 2014 and submit your feedback to the DOE by 14 March 2014.
The reports are also available at five other venues: Penang Department of Environment (DOE), Tanjung Tokong Police Station, DOE headquarters in Putrajaya, Seberang Jaya Library and and the National Library in Kuala Lumpur.
Please make sure you take the time to go through these daunting reports, as the environmental future of Penang is at stake.
Let us hope that there will be more prominent notices at these venues to indicate to the public where these reports are located – instead of a tiny A4 size sheet that was put up at Level 4, Komtar recently (see above).
These reports should also be displayed more prominently on the DOE website and uploaded to the Seri Tanjung Pinang, E & O, MPPP and Penang state government websites.