MAJLIS PERASMIAN PEMASANGAN & MENYALAKAN LAMPU JALAN DI LALUAN TREK JOGGING SUNGAI PERTAMA, SEBERANG JAYA (BERDEKATAN SAFIRA COUNTRY CLUB)

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN PEMASANGAN & MENYALAKAN LAMPU JALAN DI LALUAN TREK JOGGING SUNGAI PERTAMA, SEBERANG JAYA
(BERDEKATAN SAFIRA COUNTRY CLUB)

18 OKTOBER 2017, 6:45 PETANG
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Selamat petang dan salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Deepavali kepada semua yang meraikannya pada hari ini. Terima kasih juga kerana sudi menjemput saya untuk merasmikan projek pemasangan dan menyalakan lampu jalan di trek jogging yang terletak bersebelahan dengan Sungai Pertama, Seberang Perai.

Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) telah memulakan kerja-kerja pemasangan 20 batang (tiang konkrit) dan 11 unit lampu awam (150 watt) sepanjang 626 meter di laluan trek jogging ini. Kerja-kerja pemasangan ini bermula pada 27 September 2017 dan siap pada 13 Oktober yang lalu. Kos projek adalah sebanyak RM 60,500.

Saya percaya selepas ini kawasan ini akan dapat menarik minat orang ramai untuk beriadah memandangkan keadaan persekitaran yang lebih selamat kerana dilengkapi dengan kemudahan pencahayaan lampu awam. Pemasangan lampu ini dapat memastikan persekitaran dan keadaan yang lebih selamat kepada para pengguna.

Selain keadaan yang lebih selamat dengan tambahan pencahayaan, laluan ini juga akan menjadi lebih indah kerana pada 27 Ogos 2017 semasa Program Penanaman Pokok Tabebuia SPP (Tecoma) sempena Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan yang ke-60, sebanyak 684 pohon pokok tecoma telah di tanam sepanjang laluan ini. Syabas kepada MPSP.

Ini sememangnya selaras dengan prinsip Kerajaan Negeri yang ingin memastikan Pulau Pinang untuk terus kekal sebagai negeri yang paling bersih, hijau, selamat dan sihat. Seperti mana yang semua sedia maklum, Pulau Pinang merupakan satu-satunya negeri yang tidak pernah menebang hutan simpanan kekal walau seinci pun daripada 544.011 hektar hutan simpan kekal yang telah ditebang di Semenanjung Malaysia dalam tempoh 10 tahun yang lalu.

Negeri Pahang merupakan negeri yang menebang paling banyak hutan simpan kekal iaitu sebanyak 161,379 hektar, diikuti oleh Negeri Kelantan iaitu sebanyak 157,919 hektar. Malah negeri terkecil di Malaysia iaitu Perlis turut menebang sebanyak 167 hektar Hutan Simpan Kekal.

Dengan itu, saya merasmikan projek pemasangan lampu jalan di trek jogging Sungai Pertama, Seberang Jaya.

Sekian, terima kasih.

THE GRAND OPENING OF WISMA TAH WAH

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

AT THE GRAND OPENING OF WISMA TAH WAH

On 18 OCTOBER 2017 @ 12pm

 

Congratulate Dato Seri Hang Yeam Wah the grand opening of RM 15 million Wisma Tah Wah.

Tah Wah Group has been known for their quality and good track record in delivering houses on time. CMI has awarded the Sandilands Foreshore Affordable Homes to Tah Wah Group, who won the bid by open tender.

Dato Seri Hong Yeam Wah has been the driving force of the company and his experience and know how in the industry has brought the group rapid successes and move them to be one of the more active & innovative players in the Penang market.

Dato’ Seri Hong has just announced the RM1.07 million to be donated out on this meaningful day. Let’s give Dato’ Seri and Tah Wah Group a big applause on their generosity. He has contributed towards the annual lantern lighting of the Raja Uda Street during Chinese New Year.The Annual Cultural Chinese New Year Celebration at Tow Boo Kong and the refurbishment of pocket park Anjung Bagan.

Lastly, I wish Dato Seri Hong and the team from Tah Wah Group, congratulations on the job well done so far, and continue to strive ahead and leave a mark in the development of Penang.

Thank you.

Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi Restoration Celebration

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi Restoration Celebration

17th October, 2017

Good evening.

Most of us have heard of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi in Cannon Square, which is also known as the Heritage Jewel of Penang. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to receive an invitation to officiate the Restoration Celebration of this little-known Khoo Kongsi known as Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi in Hai Ki Sin Lor.

I asked for Background Information about this Heritage Gem tucked away in this corner of Penang and received an interesting paper from Dato’ Khoo Kay Hock. Leong San Tong is the home of the Progenitor of the Khoo’s in Penang. He was Khoo Chan Chian Eng, the first generation at the apex of the Genealogy Chart.

The Progenitor of Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Khoo Kong Oon, was from the 5th Generation. I was told he had 6 sons but the descendants of Boon San Tong are from the first 5 sons as the 6th son had no offspring. When I was taken on a tour of the Clan house earlier, I saw your historical Foundation Stone which was dated as far back as 1878.

Today your main objectives are to look after the welfare of your own clansmen and to carry on with the age-old tradition of ancestor worship during certain festivals. Since the building of your ancestral Clan house in 1878, this is your third renovation, with the first two in 1931 and 1960. It is very encouraging to see great care had been taken over the last 139 years to maintain and preserve your historical monument for your future generation. This renovation cost for this project takes up a total development cost of RM 2 million.

We welcome 55 Khoo clansmen this evening from China, Burma, Macau and Singapore; who are here to celebrate this very auspicious occasion with Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi and meeting each other for the first time.

There is no doubt that the Chinese community played a very important role in developing Penang's economy including Khoo Kongsi. The State Government will continue to develop Penang and continue the leading role played by Penang in the Malaysian economy. Penang presently contributes towards 24% of Malaysia's exports with a single exporter from Penang exporting RM20 billion of products amounting to 2.3% of Malaysia's total exports. Next year another company also from Penang will export RM70 billion of products making up 8% of Penang's total exports. Our exports will make up more than 30% of Malaysia's total exports.

The State Government would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi on your Third Restoration Celebration. We are happy to see that you are sharing your Heritage Gem with the public, adding to the long list of heritage attractions in Penang.

Thank you.