MAJLIS PELANCARAN "DOME DESPICABLE ME 3" & MAJLIS PERASMIAN BUTTERWORTH ART WALK

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANCARAN "DOME DESPICABLE ME 3"

DAN MAJLIS PERASMIAN BUTTERWORTH ART WALK, PELAN BUTTERWORTH BAHARU

PADA 1 JULAI 2017 (SABTU), JAM 9.30 AM,
BERTEMPAT DI DATARAN PEMUDA MERDEKA B'WORTH

 


Terlebih dahulu saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri kepada rakan-rakan muslim kita. Saya yakin bahawa bahang suasana Hari Raya masih panas dan semua masih dalam "mood" cuti lagi.

Sepertimana yang sering saya maklumkan kepada umum, Kerajaan Negeri mampu mencatat lebihan Belanjawan setiap tahun yang kini terkumpul sebanyak RM578 juta dalam tempoh lapan (8) tahun pemerintahan (2008-2015) berbanding dengan lebihan RM373 juta sepanjang 50 tahun (1957-2007) di bawah Kerajaan Negeri terdahulu. Hasil lebihan Belanjawan ini, Kerajaan Negeri kongsikan bersama rakyat Pulau Pinang sebagai dividen anti-rasuah di mana pelbagai manfaat telah dinikmati.

Antaranya, bantuan kewangan sebanyak RM412.63 juta yang telah diagihkan terus kepada rakyat sejak tahun 2008 menerusi Program Emas Kerajaan Negeri. Kita juga memberikan pengecualian cukai pintu melalui Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Negeri iaitu Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (MBPP) dan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) bermula tahun 2016 kepada semua penghuni rumah kos rendah, rumah sederhana rendah dan rumah kampung/bertanah. Tambahan, kita juga memberikan potongan cukai pintu sebanyak 6% untuk semua hartanah lain termasuk hartanah komersil. Sebagai tanda penghargaan kepada khidmat bakti Anggota Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri, baru-baru ini Kerajaan Negeri telah memberikan Bantuan Khas Kewangan (BKK) atau Bonus Raya sebanyak 0.75 bulan atau minimum RM1,000.00.

Hadirin sekalian.

Sekali lagi kita kongsikan hasil urus tadbir yang Cekap, Akauntabel dan Telus dengan rakyat Pulau Pinang di mana anda semua telah menjadi saksi majlis pelancaran program "Berhibur Bersama Despicable Me 3 Di Pulau Pinang" pada 22 Jun 2017 yang lalu. Pelbagai acara menarik telah disajikan secara percuma kepada anda semua menerusi program ini di Dataran Pemuda Merdeka Butterwoth dan ianya akan berakhir pada 3 September 2017. Program ini dianjurkan oleh JWL Events, disokong oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang dan Penang Global Tourism, dengan kerjasama Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai. Kos keseluruhan program ini ditanggung sepenuhnya oleh Kerajaan Negeri dengan jumlah RM900,000.00. Ini diadakan khas sempena Hari Raya dan Hari Kebangsaan kepada rakyat Pulau Pinang khususnya.

Saya difahamkan oleh pihak penganjur bahawa sejak program ini dibuka kepada umum pada 22 Jun 2017 yang lalu, lebih 50,000 orang termasuk pelancong asing serta tempatan telah berkunjung dan berhibur dengan pelbagai pameran dan acara menarik yang disediakan.

Para hadirin yang dihormati sekalian.

Pada hari ini, saya berbesar hati untuk melancarkan "Dome Despicable Me 3" yang merupakan highlight bagi majlis pagi ini. Saya turut dimaklumkan bahawa walaupun sebelum dome ini dilancarkan, "Dome Despicable Me 3" ini telah berjaya mendapat tempat di dalam Malaysia Book of Records dengan keseluruhan saiznya merangkumi 4600 kaki dengan boleh memuatkan kapasiti 200 orang pada satu-satu masa. Pada hari ini, kita juga akan dapat menyaksikan acara menandatangani Malaysia Book of Records bagi dome ini. Ini menunjukkan bahawa acara Despicable Me 3 ini merupakan acara paling besar di Malaysia. Pameran gergasi ini merupakan pameran yang julung-julung kalinya diadakan di Seberang Perai. Ini juga membuktikan bahawa tomahan ke atas Kerajaan Negeri menganaktirikan Seberang Perai adalah amat salah sama sekali. Tambahan, sebanyak 77% daripada keseluruhan peruntukan sebanyak RM3,077,152,950.39 sejak 2008 oleh Kerajaan Negeri sekarang telah dibelanjakan untuk pembangunan di bahagian Seberang Perai melibatkan Peruntukan Pembangunan Negeri, Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) dan Perbadanan Pembangunan Negeri Pulau Pinang (PDC). Jelas sekali Kerajaan Negeri Kerajaan Negeri senantiasa memberikan tumpuan kepada pembangunan seimbang di antara kawasan Pulau dan Seberang Perai.

Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan sekalian.

Sepertimana bahagian Pulau, Butterworth juga merupakan tempat yang perlu anda jelajahi ketika berada di Pulau Pinang. Antara tarikan menarik ialah Butterworth Art Walk yang merupakan program pengindahan Lorong Bagan Luar 1 serta sebagai pengisian program di bawah Intervensi Pelan Tindakan Pekan Lama, Pelan Butterworth Baharu yang mana selaras dengan inisiatif Kerajaan Negeri untuk mewujudkan persekitaran yang hijau dan indah.

Butterworth Art Walk merupakan program kolaborasi di antara arkitek kelahiran Butterworth, Zaini Zainul dengan MPSP dan Think City yang membabitkan tiga (3) fasa. Ketiga-tiga fasa ini merangkumi jarak 400 meter akan menghasilkan sebanyak 45 mural serta sepuluh (10) arca dan dijangka siap sepenuhnya dalam bulan Julai 2017. Fasa pertama sejauh 150 meter telah diperakui untuk diluluskan sebagai laluan bebas kenderaan.

Projek ini dipilih sebagai satu inisiatif untuk menghidupkan lorong-lorong bangunan yang tidak terjaga tetapi selamat dan strategik. Ia juga mempunyai impak yang positif dalam memberi mesej melalui kaedah pendidikan yang disampaikan secara lukisan. Konsep yang diketengahkan dalam lukisan mural itu memaparkan sejarah Butterworth. Kerja-kerja penghasilan lukisan mural yang dimulakan sejak Disember 2016 iaitu bagi fasa pertama, diketuai oleh Zaini, telah dijayakan oleh tujuh (7) orang pelukis iaitu Shazwan Jalil; Syamsul Addenno; Suhaimi Ali; Hadi Ramli; Nazmi Jamarudin; Shahidan Muhamad; Amir Andha dan Azmi Husin. Sebanyak sembilan (9) lukisan mural telah dihasilkan di dinding lorong belakang Lorong Bagan Luar 1.

Untuk makluman semua, kos keseluruhan bagi fasa pertama dan fasa kedua Butterworth Art Walk ini membabitkan jumlah RM85,000.00 yang dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh Think City.

Para hadirin yang dihormati.

Maka, dengan itu sukacitanya saya melancarkan "Dome Despicable Me 3" sempena program "Berhibur Bersama Despicable Me 3 Di Pulau Pinang" dan merasmikan Butterworth Art Walk, Pelan Butterworth Baharu.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Official Launch Of Penang Anime Matsuri Summer Wonderland 2017

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
The Official Launch Of Penang Anime Matsuri Summer Wonderland 2017
Spice Arena, 1 July 2017

 

I wish you all a very good evening and thank you for being present here at the SPICE Arena to witness the 3rd consecutive Penang Anime Matsuri 2017 or PAM 2017 with the theme - Summer Wonderland.

PAM 2017 is part of the endless celebrations of Visit Penang Year 2017 - ‘Year of Festivals’ that showcases all our vibrant and exciting festivals including religious, cultural and arts, happening throughout the year. Together with Bon Odori and Yosakoi, PAM 2017 has become one of the must go Japanese festival in Penang.

Together with the support of Penang State Government, SOZO and Penang Global Tourism proudly present you the ultimate fun and excitement of Japanese Pop Culture in Anime and Cosplay. PAM 2017 is the only festival of it kind in Malaysia.

This year PAM 2017 is held at the new indoor venue inside Setia SPICE Convention Center, Level 2, Arena. This multi-purpose indoor arena with 33,000 square ft of uninterrupted and pillarless space is now hosting the biggest indoor Anisong Dance Party!

Just recently, Penang is listed as one of the 10 best amazing budget-friendly Asian vacations. There is no better reason than this. Penang is the place when you are looking at getting the most for your money.

From 5-stars restaurants to world-class street food, white sandy beaches to green forest retreat, with our Unesco Heritage Site status, we offer anyone about almost everything under the sun.

Last but not least, ladies & gentlemen, in conjunction with Visit Penang Year – Year of Festivals, it gives me great pleasure to declare proudly, COME TO WHERE THE FREEDOM IS! And I hereby officially launch the Penang Anime Matsuri – Summer Wonderland 2017!

Thank you.

Partners Recognition Evening

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
Partners Recognition Evening
30 June 2017

 

Tech Dome Penang symbolizes the future of Penang. I am proud to see how well it has turned out after 5 years of planning and effort by previous Steering Committee working with the Penang State Government. This is a classic example of Public-Private and People Partnership involving all stakeholders working together towards building an entrepreneurial and technological enabled State.

Convinced of the need of a science discovery center to provide inspiration to the future generations, the Penang State Government gave the go ahead to make the biggest investment of RM28 million in science and technology education. The State Government and the private sector contributed RM28 million in this notable PPP public-Private-People Partnership.

If the first year of Tech Dome’s operation is anything to go by, this has been proven to be a truly worthwhile investment. Within a year of its opening, Tech Dome Penang :

-has seen more than 55,000 visitors

-had over 260 schools visiting from every State in Malaysia

-conducted about 60 team-building sessions for various companies including a group from Singapore

-attained a score of 4.9 out of 5.0 in Facebook review, making it the #1 among attractions in Penang and #1 among all science centers in Malaysia

-attracted two international science show to Penang, Dr. Balloon Science Adventure seen by 500 children with their parents and the One Man Star Wars Trilogy

-gained the recognition of the Japanese Consulate through the successful Japanese Technology Weekends organized jointly with the Consulate, showcasing technologies of Japanese companies in Penang which saw 6000 visitors.

-successfully organized the Women in Zcience (WIZ) Workshop and Conference in collaboration with PWDC that benefited 500 Penang school children and graced by the attendance of Dato Mazlan Othman, former Director of Angkasa and United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and who launched the 1st Malaysian into Space.

-put in a new Games Zone Gallery

-hosted numerous foreign dignitaries including HRH Princess Sri Maha Chakri Srindhorn of Thailand, Ambassador from US among others.

-ran a students’ exchange program in collaboration with King Mongkut Institute of Technology, the Nonthaburi Municipality of Bangkok and PYDC for 40 students.

-launched about 50 education programs for school children and ran several science camps.

Truly, Tech Dome Penang has fulfilled its key objective as a place where the community, industry and technology converge to promote scientific literacy, innovation and entrepreneurship and a place where the young are inspired by the wonders of science. Hopefully it will help to achieve our scientific credo of “Inspiring Innovation”.

Tech Dome Penang was initially planned for children below 15 years of age; it is especially gratifying for me to see its broad appeal to all ages and background. I have said it before, I feel young when I am in Tech Dome Penang.

Penang is focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to establish Penang as a center of excellence for science and technology. Together with the other STEM related agencies, Tech Dome Penang will assist in this effort and position us to be part of the digital economy and Industry 4.0. This new wave of the future will cover Big Data Analytics (BDA), Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Crowd-sourcing and Internet of Things (IOT).

I like to thank the staff of Tech Dome Penang, members of the public and also companies whose partnership with the State government enabled the vision of a science center in Penang to come to fruition.

Tonight, we like to recognize YOU, the Partners of Tech Dome, companies and people who trusted us and contributed generously in so many ways. Without your support, Tech Dome Penang would not have been possible.

We hope that through what you have heard and seen tonight, of Tech Dome Penang’s 1st year, that it is clear, the contributions of our partners have been put to very good use and have created a positive impact to a large number of people, young and old alike.

As Tech Dome Penang moves to its 2nd year, the dedicated team in Tech Dome will NEED your continual support as they strive to make Tech Dome Penang even better with exciting new exhibits and quality programs for our young people.

Whilst in Industry 4.0, data is King; human talent is everything. Let us prepare the future for the young as we prepare our young for the future.

Thank you.