GEORGE TOWN, May 20 – The Department of the Environment (DOE) has yet to receive the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Penang Sea Recovery Project in the Southern Penang Waters (PSR) on the basis of the initial order, said its chief executive Norlin Jaafar.
She said the ministry had not received the EMP based on the original order in accordance with the project concept.
According to her, SRS Consortium (partner of Penang Infrastructure Corp Sdn Bhd) had submitted an EMP report to Penang DOE, but it did not follow the initial order of remediation as in the environmental impact assessment report ( EIA) which was approved in June. 25, 2019.
âIt is not appropriate for the developer to refer to the submitted EMP report, which can confuse the public. Therefore, the developer must submit the new EMP report according to the original overhaul sequence to be implemented, âshe said in a statement today.
Norlin released a statement on Monday in response to a report by a local English-language newspaper titled “Project to create 15,000 jobs,” saying Penang was now only waiting for DOE approval to begin refurbishment work. state.
The report quoted PIC chief executive Datuk Seri Farizan Darus as saying the company is now waiting for the DOE to ‘green light’ the EMP, which is expected to be released at the end of this month before it can implement the project. in accordance with approved guidelines.
The implementation of the nearly 17 square kilometer PSR involves the development of three man-made islands with a land mass of 1,700 hectares in the waters of Permatang Damar Laut near Bayan Lepas, being built to finance various projects of infrastructure in the Penang Transportation Master Plan estimated to be worth RM46 billion. – Bernama