The Official Lauching of THE PARK @ MAK MANDIN by Silver Channel Sdn Bhd

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang

At The Official Lauching of THE PARK @ MAK MANDIN by Silver Channel Sdn Bhd

on 7th October 2017

Welcome to the Official Launching of The Park at Mak Mandin. I am proud to launch the First Affordable Housing Scheme Project in Seberang Perai, Penang initiated via a Privatization Agreement between State Secretary Incorporated (SSI) and Silver Channel Sdn. Bhd.

We would like to commend Silver Channel Sdn Bhd for supporting the State Government’s vision of making properties affordable to our fellow Penangites. The Park has achieved a strong sales of 50%, proving once again that the state government delivers its promises.

The Park is located along Jalan Mak Mandin, and a short stroll away to Jalan Raja Uda, the famous Apollo Market and cafes and restaurants.

Spread over approximately 10 acres of land, four blocks of apartments will be constructed, A, B, C and D with a total of 780 units. With condo density, Block A, B and C has 208 units each and Block D with only 156 units. The unit sizes are spacious at 1,002 sq feet across the board, with a comfortable 3 bedroom configuration. Features of The Park will include fibre optic internet, gated and guarded. Facilities will include children playground, landscape, community area, management office and a half Olympic size pool.

The units at the Park are selling from RM247,000, thus RM247 per square foot. This is a steal comparing to the surrounding market price. The Gross Development Value of this project is RM 193,286,000.00 and is expected to be fully completed by early 2020.

The Penang State Government prioritizes the supply of various types of affordable housing for the people of Penang: where the Penang State Government owns 17 projects that will supply 27,230 units of various affordable housing in the five districts of Penang, whereby the price is within RM42,000 (867 units); RM72,500 (9,283 units) and RM150,000 to RM300,000 (17,080 units).

Besides that, since the introduction of 100% Affordable Housing Guidelines for the private sector, I am pleased to say that 36,759 units have been approved for private sector development in the State of Penang. This excludes Type A and B Affordable Low Cost (Low Cost and Medium Low) built since we took over the Penang State Government of 21,535 units.

For information, the 21,535 units are 4 times the total of 5,154 units that were built in the same 7 years before we take over the administration of the Penang State Government. This clearly shows that the Pakatan Harapan Government has shown a performance achievement in terms of the provision of affordable housing, far better than the previous Barisan Nasional Government.

Finally, if you are a registered voter in Penang and first home buyer, we urge that you do not miss this golden opportunity to own your dream home at the prime location of Mainland Penang. This is one project not to be missed.

Once again, Congratulations to Silver Channel Sdn Bhd on your successful official launching at The Park.

Thank you.

IEEE International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid- state Circuits Symposium (IMESS) 2017

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang

At IEEE International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid- state Circuits Symposium
(IMESS) 2017

PSDC, 5 Oct 2017


I am pleased to be present this morning to officiate the annual IEEE International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid-State Circuits Symposium IMESS 2017 here in Penang. The theme of this year IMESS is "IoT and Industrial 4.0 - The Pathway to Smart Cities and Manufacturing".

I am delighted that the inaugural IMESS 2016 was a successful event and has been narrated in IEEE magazine conference reports circulated worldwide. The second IMESS symposium this year has made Penang visible as an electrical and electronic engineering hub in global engineering fraternity.

I wish to offer my heartfelt appreciation to IMESS Chair Ir. Bernard Lim Kee Weng and his team for their commitment and hard work, Penang Skills Development Center and fellow sponsors for their undivided support to make this symposium a success, and free-of-charge to benefit the technical community. I hope IEEE Penang will make IMESS as an annual symposium and look forward to it being recognized as one of the premier technical conference on microwave theory, electron devices and solid state circuit in the region.

IoT is the next big thing in manufacturing and will induce big change on business models and automating processes across a number of industries. IoT devices and sensors collects and analyzes huge data of environment that will be used to improve infrastructure, public utilities and services in urban areas.

To succeed in Industry 4.0, we must focus on education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This year, the State has also announced the formation of Penang STEM Sdn Bhd. as the umbrella organization of 6 Centres of Excellence (COEs) to spearhead STEM such as :-

-Penang International Science Fair – the largest science fair in Malaysia which is organized in SPiCE Indoor Arena
-Penang Tech Dome – our science and tech discovery centre
-Penang Digital Library – the first digital library in Malaysia – open 24-7, 365 days a week. A library without books that allow our children and adults alike to explore knowledge through e-book and digital databases. 
-Penang Science Cluster – A space to spark and ignite ideas and innovations complemented with space for Science Café and Makerspace. 
-@CAT Penang – A platform and launch pad in bringing the tech-startup community under one roof, providing necessary support and services to build a strong ecosystem.

The State Government has invested RM 68 million in these scientific initiatives. Talent pool in STEM is crucial to keep Penang competitive on a global scale. We recognize that talent retention is our biggest asset, and we have embarked on the journey to retain talent through the Penang Future Foundation three years ago. Scholarships are offered to all eligible Malaysians regardless of race, religion and gender in selected STEM and other fields of study. Upon successful completion of studies, the sponsored scholars are required to work in Penang.

Another program launched late year is the first State-sponsored Malaysia Meister Program with allocation of RM6 millon. This skill development program, based on the world renowned German vocational training module, will see apprentice hired by and working in factories (with guidance from experienced tutors) and studying in designated centres such as PSDC.

In this symposium, distinguished speakers will share their works on IoT for smart manufacturing and cities, I hope delegates will benefit from these sessions. Moving forward, these initiatives will allow Penang to progress forward as an international and intelligent city.

Wishing all a productive and fruitful symposium!


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4 OKTOBER 2017


Bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, saya mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah atlet-atlet Pulau Pinang yang telah mengharumkan nama Negara dan Negeri di Kejohanan Sukan Asia Tenggara (SEA Games) ke-29 serta Kejohanan Sukan Paralimpik Asia Tenggara (Para Games) ke-9 yang telah berlangsung di Kuala Lumpur baru-baru ini.

Sepanjang Sukan SEA ke-29 Kuala Lumpur yang telah berlangsung dari 19 hingga 30 Ogos 2017, Kontinjen Malaysia telah berjaya memenangi sebanyak 145 butir pingat Emas, 92 butir pingat Perak, dan 86 butir pingat Gangsa serta berjaya menjuarai kejohanan tersebut berbanding 11 negara yang mengambil bahagian.

Daripada jumlah tersebut, 41 atlet-atlet Pulau Pinang telah berjaya menyumbang sebanyak 22 pingat Emas, 13 pingat Perak dan 7 pingat Gangsa melalui sukan Memanah, Tenpin Bowling, Wushu, Ekuestrian, Gimnastik Artistik. Karate, Perahu Layar, Boling Padang, Akuatik Terjun Air, Badminton, Hoki Wanita, Hoki Lelaki, Pencak Silat, Sepak Takraw, Olahraga, Snuker & Billiard, Ragbi, dan Hoki Ais.

Bagi Kejohanan Sukan Paralimpik Asia Tenggara (Para Games) ke-9 Kuala Lumpur, 16 orang atlet paralimpik Pulau Pinang telah mewakili Kontinjen Negara dari 17 hingga 23 September 2017. Daripada jumlah tersebut, seramai 8 orang atlet luar biasa ini [it is a hashtag #AtletLuarBiasa popularly used throughout the Para Games] telah berjaya mengumpul sebanyak 12 pingat emas, 7 pingat perak dan 2 pingat gangsa daripada sejumlah 90 pingat emas, 85 pingat perak dan 83 pingat gangsa yang dimenangi oleh Kontinjen Paralimpik Negara.

Kecemerlangan atlet-atlet Paralimpik negeri Pulau Pinang di Sukan PARA KL2017 diperolehi menerusi sukpan berbasikal dalam kedua-dua acara trek dan jalan raya, Renang, Tenpin Bowling, Goalball, Boccia, dan Ping Pong.

Penganugerahan insentif kejayaan berbentuk kewangan di bawah Skim Insentif Kemenangan Sukan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (SKIMAS) kepada atlet-atlet yang telah berjaya merangkul pingat emas. Insentif ini diperkenalkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang pada tahun 2017 bertujuan untuk meningkat, menggalak serta memberi motivasi kepada atlet-atlet negeri Pulau Pinang yang mewakili negara Malaysia di sukan-sukan bertemasya peringkat antarabangsa yang diiktiraf oleh badan induk sukan di Malaysia.

Nilai insentif yang akan diterima oleh para pemenang pingat emas bagi Kejohanan Sukan Asia Tenggara (SEA Games) ke-29 serta Kejohanan Sukan Paralimpik Asia Tenggara (Para Games) ke-9 adalah seperti berikut: RM6,000 untuk acara individu, sejumlah RM6,000 dibahagikan untuk pasukan kurang daripada 5 atlet dan RM1,500 setiap atlet bagi pasukan lebih daripada 5 orang atlet.

Dengan ini, jumlah besar nilai insentif yang akan disampaikan kepada pemenang pingat emas Kejohanan Sukan Asia Tenggara (SEA Games) ke-29 adalah RM86,600 manakala sebanyak RM53,500 akan disampaikan kepada pemenang pingat emas Kejohanan Sukan Paralimpik Asia Tenggara (Para Games) ke-9.

Kerajaan Negeri sentiasa menitikberat kepentingnya memupuk budaya bersukan dikalangan rakyat Pulau Pinang. Kerajaan Negeri juga sedang giat menyediakan kemudahan asas sukan, seperti kompleks sukan dan gelanggang futsal, bola keranjang, sepak takraw dan badminton di samping membina dan menaiktaraf stadium. Ahli keluarga yang mengamalkan budaya bersukan secara tidak langsung dapat mempengaruhi anak-anak muda yang berpontesi dalam sessuatu sukan untuk berjinak-jinak dalam sukan berprestasi tinggi. Disini lahir ramai juara sukan seperti Dato' Nicol David dan Dato' Lee Chong Wei.

Akhir kata, saya sekali lagi merakamkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada atlet-atlet Pulau Pinang atas kecemerlangan mereka di Sukan SEA dan Sukan SEA Para 2017 baru-baru ini. Saya berharap semoga kejayaan yang dicipta dapat menjadi pembakar semangat untuk meneruskan usaha mereka sehingga ke tahap yang tertinggi.

Sekian, terima kasih.