MAJLIS PELANCARAN PELEBARAN JALAN BUKIT TAMBUN, SEBERANG PERAI SELATAN, PULAU PINANG

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SPEECH BY PENANG CHIEF MINISTER LIM GUAN ENG

TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANCARAN PELEBARAN JALAN BUKIT TAMBUN, SEBERANG PERAI SELATAN, PULAU PINANG

PADA 12 OGOS 2017 (SABTU)

 

Saya gembira pada hari ini kerana dapat bersama-sama semua bagi Majlis Pelancaran Pelebaran Jalan Bukit Tambun, Batu Kawan dari Jambatan Batu Kawan sehingga ke lampu isyarat/trafik Bukit Tambun.

Projek pelebaran jalan ini telah ditawarkan kepada pihak Image Facade Construction Sdn Bhd melalui tender terbuka dengan jumlah kontrak sebanyak RM23,892,534.80 selaras dengan prinsip CAT (Cekap, Akauntabiliti dan Telus).

Projek ini dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh PDC sebagai projek komuniti dan CSR untuk membangunkan Batu Kawan menjadi sebuah bandar moden yang canggih dan selesa, selaras dengan konsep Live, Work and Play. Kerja-kerja pelebaran ini bermula pada 26 Mei 2015 dan tarikh siap dijangka ialah 31 Disember 2017. Kerja-kerja yang sedang dijalankan kini adalah 69%.

Dengan projek pelebaran ini, jalan sedia ada yang berukuran 2.1km akan dilebarkan dari 2 lorong (11m) kepada 6 lorong (40m).

Projek ini adalah selaras dengan pelebaran jambatan Batu Kawan yang bernilai RM33.5 juta (RM33,497,238.93) yang dilancarkan baru-baru ini, yang juga merupakan satu projek Kerajaan Negeri dan PDC untuk tujuan meningkatkan aliran trafik di Batu Kawan dan ke Taman Sains Pulau Pinang.

Buat masa ini Taman Perindustrian Batu Kawan telah berkembang dengan pesatnya dengan adanya pelaburan terkini di mana Pulau Pinang menerima satu pelaburan besar sebanyak RM1 bilion daripada sebuah syarikat elektronik Taiwan iaitu Hotayi Sdn Bhd yang akan menjanakan 1,500 peluang pekerjaan baru.

Projek ini adalah tepat pada masanya kerana Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan dengan konsep Eco City berkembang pesat dengan adanya Penang Design Village yang bernilai RM250 juta telah membawa pelbagai jenama terkemuka seperti Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Coach dan Clarks; KDU Penang University College telah melabur RM220 juta untuk membina sebuah kampus baru dengan keluasan 10 ekar dan IKEA Store bernilai RM600 juta merupakan satu lagi economic game changer akan dibuka dalam tahun 2019.

Saya yakin projek ini akan menjadi satu pemangkin kepada Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan sebagai bandaraya ke-3 PDC untuk pertumbuhan masa depan dan pembangunan hotspot utama di Seberang Perai Selatan.

Saya dengan sukacitanya merasmikan Majlis Pelancaran Pelebaran Jalan Bukit Tambun, Batu Kawan.

Sekian, terima kasih.

PENANG SIGNATURE GOLD FAIR 2017

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PENANG SIGNATURE GOLD FAIR 2017

11 AUGUST 2017, 11.30AM

STRAITS QUAY CONVENTION CENTRE

 

A very good afternoon and welcome to “Penang Signature Gold Fair (PSG) 2017”, a new benchmark for the gold and jewellery industry, and all here in Penang.

Malaysia has always maintained a low profile globally as the world is still more familiar with the other countries such as Dubai and India when we talk about gold jewellery trade supplier. But the fact is Malaysia’s gold suppliers have exported about 60 metric tons of finished gold products including jewelleries, ornament and other products each year.

The gold jewellery exports in 2016 for Malaysia is valued at RM7.2 billion, and out of the RM7.2 billion exports, Penang gold & jewellery industry exports contributed about RM6.1 billion exports or equivalent to about 85%. Penang companies have been exporting precious metal jewellery to more than 20 countries and this event can elevate us into the exclusive international arena of gold products suppliers.

Penang gold manufacturers have initiated an alliance making a total investment of RM49.6 million with a total land area of 4.2 acres at Batu Kawan Gold & Jewellery Industrial Park. This investment will create an estimated 730 job opportunities, in addition to the existing 8,000 skilled talents in the industry currently.

In the gold industry, its’ production process is quick, making it possible to produce a high amount of gold jewellery within a short duration, and lesser manpower is needed when compared to the other industries. The growth of the gold and jewelery industry provides another boost to the ‘Powered in Penang’ brand.

I am proud that the first ever International Gold-Focus Trade Show within the Southeast Asia, is taking place in Penang, Malaysia. It is a success to host international gold traders from more than 10 countries in Penang Signature Gold Fair 2017. I would say Penang Signature Gold Fair acts as an important gold trade center to connect worldwide gold traders all under one roof.

Ladies and gentleman, Penang Signature Gold Fair is not merely a platform for the industry players to source for more gold products, but it is an opportunity for the industry players to establish Malaysia as one of the most vital gold trading hub in exporting gold jewelleries to every single corner across the globe. To all of our gold manufacturer, retailers, suppliers and associations, it is time now rise and be part of Penang Signature Gold Fair to shape Malaysia as the one of the countries that people will think of when it comes to gold.

Thank you.

THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH CEREMONY PENANG MEDICAL EXPO & MALAYSIAN HEALTHCARE POLICY CONFERENCE (PMEX 2017)

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang

At The Official Launch Ceremony Penang Medical Expo & Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference

(PMEX 2017)

11 August 2017

Good Morning!

While Penang is famed as a food haven, we are also well-known as a medical hub. As such it is timely for us to hold the 1st Penang Medical Expo & Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference . I welcome all of you to PMEX 2017, organised by the State Government of Penang and Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), at the Setia SPICE Convention, which is the world first hybrid solar powered convention centre.

This healthcare event will showcase the healthcare system in Penang and aims to establish Penang as one of the main players in reviewing and discussing healthcare policies with 4 academics experts and prominent medical professionals.

Penang has recorded a growth of 14.8% in medical tourists from 302,000 in 2015 to 347,000 in 2016, with a revenue increase by 17.3% from RM390,694,625 in 2015 to RM458,262,629 in 2016. Therefore, this indicates that medical and healthcare based industries have become one of the prominent industries in Penang.

PMEX 2017 hopes to also provide a holistic approach towards healthcare and medical tourism. It is the platform for the industries to promote their high quality medical treatment at affordable prices, ranging from diagnostic and testing to surgery, post-surgery and recuperative facilities. PMEX 2017 will also showcase a range of other services such as cosmetic surgery, hospices and welfare centres.

Apart from stressing on the need to increase the number of doctors and nurses, highly qualified and expert health-care workers, capacity and capability building is important to ensure that the latest medical technology is available. With Penang’s aspiration to become a medical city, a broad range of issues need to be discussed.

Establishing private hospitals as well as having plans to build new ones signify a vote of confidence to put Penang on the map as a medical city. For your information, the Island Hospital Group, a private hospital entity, has invested RM2 billion to build Malaysia’s largest private hospital of 1,000 beds.

We are confident that this event would be beneficial to our participants, industry players as well as stakeholders. I hope the gathering of minds will foster discussions that could lead to reform and eventually transform the landscape of the Malaysian healthcare system.

Thank You.