GEORGE TOWN, May 21 – Penang Infrastructure Corporation Sdn Bhd (PIC) will submit a new Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project by early June 2021.
In a statement released today, PIC Director General Datuk Seri Farizan Darus hoped the Department of the Environment (DOE) might consider granting immediate approval for the EMP based on existing guidelines.
âThere was an error because the original EMP for the project was submitted to the Putrajaya DOE on January 6, but it made no decision until we had to withdraw the request in order to submit a new one.
âAs the original EMP was submitted on January 6 and its approval was delayed, I was wrong about the proposed start date for the project,â he said in response to a statement from the DOE CEO. , Norlin Jaafar, yesterday.
According to yesterday’s report, Norlin said it was incorrect to say that the ministry would review the EMP application at the end of the month because it had not received the EMP based on the original order in accordance with the PSR project concept.
She said that PIC’s partner, the SRS consortium, submitted an EMP report to Penang DOE, but did not follow the original remediation order as in the impact assessment report. Environmental (EIA) which was approved on June 25, 2019.
The implementation of the PSR project, covering an area of âânearly 17 kmÂ², involves the development of three artificial islands in the waters of Permatang Damar Laut near Bayan Lepas, in order to create a land reserve to finance the transport master plan of Penang worth RM46 billion. – Bernama