Call to freeze high-rise projects

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Tan­jung Bun­gah as­sem­bly­man Teh Yee Cheu has urged the state to freeze high-rise projects in his con­stituency un­til the re­view for the Pe­nang Struc­ture Plan (PSP) 2020 is com­pleted.

He said the re­view is needed to ad­dress den­sity is­sues.

He had raised his ob­jec­tions in the last re­view meet­ing of PSP which ear­marked his con­stituency as a de­vel­op­ment cor­ri­dor.

Not­ing that what was needed was for more low-medium cost (LMC) hous­ing units to be built, he urged the state gov­ern­ment to man­date de­vel­op­ers to build the ap­proved LMC projects be­fore con­tin­u­ing with their non- LMC devel­op­ments.

He told a press yes­ter­day two LMC projects in his con­stituency had been ap­proved and called for them to be com­pleted soon­est.

The PSP is be­ing re­vised to take into ac­count the three is­lands pro­posed to be re­claimed on the south­ern coast of Pe­nang to fund the Pe­nang Trans­port Mas­ter Plan.

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