Penang Forum 9: Penang transport masterplan and Pan Island Link controversy

Only about two weeks remain for the 7 September deadline for public feedback on the detailed environmental impact assessment for phase one of the Pan-Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway, a major component of RM46bn transport proposal put forward by a contractor and two Penang-based developers.

At this crucial juncture, the Penang Forum, a coalition of public-interest civil society groups, is holding a forum this weekend titled “What is PIL & PTMP?”.

The speakers will brief the public on the Pan-Island Link and its likely impacts. The forum will also provide the people of Penang with a much-needed overview of the mammoth project mooted by SRS consortium.

An alternative sustainable transport vision for Penang (.pdf file) by Dr Lim Mah Hui

Finally, it will outline a viable and appropriate alternative based on Halcrow’s Recommended Transport Master Plan Strategy already endorsed by the Penang state government.

The forum’s first session will be held in English and Malay at 2pm on Saturday, 25 August at the Bilik Tanjung, Dewan Sri Pinang.

Go here for live transmission

Please use headphones if the volume is too low.

Go here for live transmission

It will be followed by a similar session in Chinese at the Penang Teochew Association (Han Jiang Ancestral Temple), 127 Chulia Street, George Town, at 2pm on Sunday, 26 August.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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