After some uncertainty as to whether it would proceed as planned, a talk on the proposed RM8bn six-lane Pan Island Link and other highways in Penang will take place at Cenpris, USM on Tuesday at 3pm.
The calm and tranquility of two popular parks in Penang will be destroyed if plans proceed for an elevated six-lane Pan Island Link Highway that will slice through these green lungs.
These powerful remarks were made by Katherine Egland, chairperson of the environmental and climate justice committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who was visiting Penang over the last few days. She was speaking at a Penang Forum talk for the tourism industry discussing SRS Consortium’s RM46bn mega transport proposal, in particular the six-lane Pan Island Link highway:
If a short stretch of road on the hill slopes of Tanjung Bungah, near Chee Seng Garden, has turned out like this, what is in store for us when work starts on the 19.5km six-lane Pan Island Link highway, much of it will hug the hills of Penang?
The vote share in the two by-elections in Seri Setia and Balakong revealed mixed results, so neither side can be too pleased.