Surat Kepada PM : PERMOHONAN MEMBERIKAN KELULUSAN DAN LESEN PENGANGKUTAN AWAM KEPADA KERAJAAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG BAGI MENGURANGKAN MASALAH KESESAKAN LALULINTAS DI PULAU PINANG

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28 Mei, 2014


YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak

Perdana Menteri Malaysia

Pejabat Perdana Menteri

Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra

Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan

62502 PUTRAJAYA

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri,


PERMOHONAN MEMBERIKAN KELULUSAN DAN LESEN PENGANGKUTAN AWAM KEPADA KERAJAAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG BAGI MENGURANGKAN MASALAH KESESAKAN LALULINTAS DI PULAU PINANG


Dengan hormatnya saya ingin menarik perhatian YAB Dato’ Sri berhubung perkara tersebut di atas.


2. Sebagaimana yang dimaklumkan sebelum ini, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang menagih janji mantan Perdana Menteri dan juga
YAB Dato’ Sri sendiri untuk membina dan membiayai sistem perkhidmatan LRT atau MRT sebagai salah satu pengangkutan awam alternatif bagi mengurangkan kesesakan lalulintas di negeri ini yang dianggarkan memakan kos perbelanjaan sebanyak RM2.3 bilion. Walaupun, Kerajaan Negeri lebih cenderung kepada sistem ‘tram’, namun Kerajaan Negeri sedia menerima sistem pengangkutan awam yang dipilih dan dibiayai oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan.


3. Sekiranya Kerajaan Persekutuan belum bersedia untuk menjalankan projek LRT atau MRT sepertimana yang dijanjikan, Kerajaan Negeri bersedia untuk mengambilalihnya. Ini adalah kerana dengan keadaan kesesakan trafik yang kian meruncing ekoran pertambahan penduduk, kemasukan pekerja baru untuk mengisi peluang pekerjaan yang kian bertambah serta pertumbuhan bilangan para pelancong yang pesat, maka Kerajaan Negeri tidak dapat menunggu lagi. Walaupun menghadapi kekangan kewangan, Kerajaan Negeri bersedia membina sistem pengangkutan awam dengan perbelanjaan dibiayai oleh Kerajaan Negeri sendiri. Oleh itu adalah perlu lesen pengangkutan awam 'tram' boleh diluluskan oleh pihak Kementerian Pengangkutan kepada Kerajaan Negeri agar kami dapat mencari seorang pengusaha sistem ‘tram’ untuk memulakannya dengan segara.


3. Kerajaan Negeri sedia bekerjasama dan berbincang dengan pihak Kerajaan Persekutuan di bawah Kementerian Pengangkutan bagi merealisasikan pewujudan pengangkutan awam alternatif di Pulau Pinang dengan tujuan mengurangkan masalah kesesakan lalulintas yang dihadapi kini. Kerajaan Persekutuan diminta sebagai alternatifnya, memberikan kuasa penuh kepada Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang untuk mengendalikan dan mengawalselia perjalanan sistem pengangkutan awam ‘tram’ yang dipilih sebagai paling sesuai oleh Kerajaan Negeri.


4. Pihak saya bersedia untuk berjumpa dengan
YAB Dato’ Sri dan YB Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Pemangku Menteri Pengangkutan bagi memperoleh lesen pengangkutan awam. Segala perhatian YB Dato’ Sri amatlah dihargai.


Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang ikhlas,

(LIM GUAN ENG)
Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

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PSUKPP/21/0353/3(2438/2014)


2014年5月28日


致:

首相拿督斯里纳吉


申请发出公共交通执照给州政府,并允许州政府运作公交,以减缓州内交通阻塞问题

谨此致涵关于上述事项。


2. 槟州政府对于前首相及拿督斯里曾承诺,计划在槟州耗资23亿令吉兴建并承担轻快铁或地铁作为替代公共交通,以舒缓州内交通阻塞一事,虽然州政府比较倾向选择电车(Tram)系统,不过,州政府乐意接受由联邦选择及全数资付的任何形式公共交通系统。


3. 若联邦政府尚未如所承诺般,已准备展开轻快铁或地铁的工程,那州政府准备接管相关工程。随着人口增长、就业机会的增加(因而引进更多劳工),以及旅游业吸引游客等因素,槟城交通阻塞日益严重,因此州政府不能再等了。虽然面对财政拮据问题,但是州政府准备兴建由州政府自身承担的公共交通系统。因此,希望交通部能够发出一纸批准公文,也即是发出电车的公共交通执照给槟州政府,以便我们可以寻找商家,立即启动有关电车系统。


3. 州政府准备与联邦政府管辖下的交通部合作,以在槟城实践替代公共交通,减缓现有的交通阻塞问题。在此,我们吁请联邦政府下放权力给州政府,让州政府自行掌控及管理州政府认为最适合槟州情况的电车系统。


4. 我准备随时与拿督斯里或代交通部长拿督斯里希山慕丁会面,以商讨获取公共交通执照一事。谨此先感激拿督斯里对此事件的关注。

槟州首席部长

林冠英 启

Penang Has No Objections To A New International Airport Costing More Than RM 2 Billion Being Built In Kulim, Kedah, If The Penang International Airport Is Upgraded With 2 Runways, A Fully-Integrated Air Cargo Facility As Well As Establish A Maintenance, R

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Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 15.6.2014.
 
Penang Has No Objections To A New International Airport Costing More Than RM 2 Billion Being Built In Kulim, Kedah, If The Penang International Airport Is Upgraded With 2 Runways, A Fully-Integrated Air Cargo Facility As Well As Establish A Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul(MRO) Hub.

Penang has no objection to a new international airport costing easily more than RM 2 billion being built in Kulim, Kedah, if the Penang International Airport can be upgraded with 2 runways, a fully-integrated air cargo facility as well as establish a maintenance, repair and overhaul(MRO) aerospace hub. The cost of the new international airport in Kulim is a conservative estimate and could be double the amount based on the final cost of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2(KLIA2) ballooning to RM 4 billion from the original estimate of RM 1.7 billion.
 
Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir claimed that building an international airport in Kulim, Kedah, was not a waste of money like Penang’s proposed tunnel project as it would be a gateway to the northern states and southern Thailand. He added that Penang had limited land space unlike Kedah, which had enough land for an airport.
 
It is untrue to say that Penang has no more land for the expansion of the existing Penang International Airport, which carried 5.5 million passengers last year and is reaching the maximum capacity of 6.5 million passengers. With the present overcrowding, a further expansion of the Penang International Airport is now urgently needed. Land can be reclaimed on the south of the Penang International airport and the necessary provision has been made for an additional 300-500 acres for reclamation where necessary.
 
Mukhriz’s attack on Penang’s under water sea tunnel project and 3 additional major highway projects in the island costing a total of RM6.3 billion as a waste of money, is a desperate attempt to divert attention from the impracticality of spending billions of ringgit on a new international airport in Kulim. How can building roads to improve connectivity for the convenience of the public be a waste of money? To follow his logic, then the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah or the Penang 2nd Bridge costing RM4.5 billion should also not be built as it is a waste of money.
 
Building a new international airport in Kulim to be a gateway to northern states and south Thailand as an obvious device to replace, instead of focusing on upgrading the existing over-capacity Penang International Airport, would ultimately erode Malaysia’s economic competitiveness and comparative advantage. Penang has established itself as the top location of choice for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malaysia with RM 19.7 billion or nearly 20% of Malaysia’s total FDI from 2010 to August 2013.
 
On this basis if Mukhriz feels it is economically feasible and justifiable for Kedah to have an additional international airport, then applying the same logic would mean that Penang should have two more international airports. Penang is the top location of choice of investors not only because of the well-connected logistics, communications and transport facilities but also due to “soft assets” of availability of human talent, sophisticated supply chain, livable city and good governance.
 
For this reason, the Federal government should strive to retain these foreign investors by upgrading the Penang International Airport by building 2 runways, an integrated air cargo facility and a MRO aerospace hub. As the most profitable air cargo hub in Malaysia, an integrated air cargo facility in Penang should be established to leverage on existing advantages.
 
The Penang state government will have no objections after the airport upgrade in Penang if the Federal and Kedah government still feels that an additional new international airport is required in Kulim.
 
Due to the high costs involved, building a new international airport from scratch is not a decision to be taken lightly or else the people are left with the heavy expense of building a while elephant. Malacca's RM250 million airport is good example of such a white elephant where it is now an empty and unused airport.
 
LIM GUAN ENG

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槟州首席部长林冠英于2014年6月15日在光大发表声明:

如果槟城国际机场能提升至两条跑道、拥有完整综合空运设施,以及一个航空维修、修理及检查(MRO)中心,槟州不会反对在吉打居林兴建价值20亿令吉的国际机场。

如果槟城国际机场能提升至两条跑道、拥有完整综合空运设施,以及一个航空维修、修理及检查(MRO)中心,槟州不会反对在吉打居林兴建价值20亿令吉的国际机场。居林新机场的成本只是一个保守估计,它可以翻倍,就像吉隆坡第二国际机场那样,兴建成本从原本的17亿令吉,飚升到40亿令吉。

吉打州政府拿督斯里慕克里兹声称,在吉打居林兴建一座国际机场,不会像槟城建议的海底隧道那样浪费钱,国际机场将成为北部州属及泰南的大门。他也说,槟城土地很少,不像吉打,拥有足够的土地兴建机场。

若说槟城没有土地用来扩建机场,那是不对的。槟城国际机场去年载客量达550万人次,就快达到650万人次的饱和点。由于现在已经过于拥挤,我们需要尽快扩建槟城国际机场。我们可以在槟城国际机场的南部进行填海,我们也已经为必要时填海300-500英亩做出准备。

慕克里兹攻击槟州计划进行价值63亿令吉的三条高速公路及一条海底隧道的做法是浪费钱,他是否如此绝望,以至于要利用槟城的基建来转移视线,以掩饰他在居林花几十亿兴建国际机场的不切实际?兴建道路来加强交通连接、让公众方便,怎能算是浪费钱?按他的逻辑来说,价值45亿令吉的槟州二桥也是浪费钱、不该建。

联邦政府不着重于提升现有过度拥挤的槟城国际机场,反而提出要在吉打居林兴建新的国际机场,做为北马及泰南的入口,很明显地是要取代槟州国际机场,这最终将腐蚀马来西亚的经济竞争力及比较优势。槟城已经努力地成为投资者的首选地,在2010年至2013年8月期间,槟州所获外国投资额达197亿令吉,占全国外国投资额的20%。

就此而言,如果慕克里兹觉得吉打兴建国际机场在经济上是可行的、合理的,那么按照有关逻辑槟城就应该拥有超过两个国际机场。槟城是投资者的首选地,不只是因为它在物流方面的良好连接、通讯及交通设施,也归功于它的软件如:人才、完善的供应链、宜居城市及良好施政。

因此,联邦政府应该致力于提升槟城国际机场至两条跑道、拥有完整综合空运设施,以及一个航空维修、修理及检查(MRO)中心,以留住外国投资者。做为全国最赚钱的航空运输中心 ,我们需要兴建综合航空运输设施,以让现有的优势发挥最大的影响力。

如果联邦政府及吉打政府还是觉得有必要在居林兴建一座国际机场,那么请先提升槟城的国际机场,之后槟州政府不会再反对。

由于兴建全新的国际机场涉及巨额开销,当局不应取巧轻易地做出决定,否则最终只会剩下白象工程留给人民。马六甲耗资2亿5000万令吉兴建的机场就是一个白象工程的例子,它已经变成空置及无用的机场。

林冠英

Opening of Penang Green Council New Green Office

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SPEECH BY YAB TUAN LIM GUAN ENG,
CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AND
THE CHAIRMAN OF PENANG GREEN COUNCIL, ON 11 JUN 2014 AT KOMTAR

Penang Green Council’s Office: The First Pilot Project in Malaysia to receive Gold Certification of GBI Interior Tool.

A very good afternoon,

First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind attendance to witness the transformation of the Penang Green Council (PGC) Office. It is the first pilot project of its kind in Malaysia which has been planned and designed based on Green Building Index (GBI) Interior Tool criteria.

The ceremony today is also held coinciding with The World Environment Day 2014, which has just passed on the 5th of June themed, “Raise your voice, not the sea level”.  World Environment Day this year focuses on the risk and challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) especially the rising of sea level in the context of climate change. Penang Island possess most of the small island characteristic. As a small size island, Penang Island itself expose to climate change as well as natural and environmental disasters.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Signs of climate change have becoming more obvious, for example the prolonged drought that occurred earlier this year (Feb – April) and the recurring thunderstorms which caused flash floods at the Penang International Airport early April. These extreme weathers are highly unpredictable and they are devastating to us all. Environmental disasters not only cause millions of ringgit in losses but also affect the social-economy of the state.

The main culprit of global warming and climate change is the ever-increasing levels of greenhouse gases emission such as carbon dioxide and methane gas. The concentration of carbon dioxide has now increased to 400 parts per million compared to 200-300 parts per million historically. What is far more worrying is that this number is still increasing constantly, worsen global warming!

Honourable guests,

In order to reduce the impact of development on the environment, Penang aspires to be the first green state in Malaysia with a variety of initiatives such as “No Free Plastic bags” campaign, banning the use of polystyrene containers or better known as the “White Coffin” and the introduction of Car Free Day every Sunday morning at Beach Street. Aside from that, the rates of recycling in Penang has also increased to an average of 30% as of September 2013, making it the highest in the whole of Malaysia. All these efforts were conducted based on the goal of reducing greenhouse gases, reducing carbon footprint and last but not least, making Penang a more liveable and sustainable city.

In line with the vision of the state, PGC now introduces their office with the concept of sustainable development. We are now gathered in the First Pilot Project in Malaysia, which is fully designed based on GBI interior tool, with GOLD Certification. Congratulations to PGC for this achievement!


Ladies and Gentlemen,

This Pilot Office is the first of its kind to use environmental-friendly raw materials. For instant, the cement floor and wall paints contain very low levels of VOC (volatile organic compound). The list does not stop here as the furniture are recycled while the working tables and cubicles are made from recycled wooden pallets.

The concept of the office was also planned in order to reduce energy consumption. Here, energy saving electrical appliances were installed, while the office is naturally lit. This office also practises the use of recycled paper and has installed water efficient fixtures.

Honourable guest,

In year 2012, I launched Penang’s Green Office Certification project. Today, PGC has risen to the challenge and achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the First Pilot Project in Malaysia to receive Gold Certification of GBI Interior Tool. I hope that this office will be an example to more of its kind in the whole of Penang and Malaysia. As the saying goes, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children”. I would like to urge everyone to work together for a better future. Be it a small initiative from home or work, we all are capable of making a significant change to the environment.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We appreciate the efforts from individuals and organizations who had contributed to the improvement of Penang’s environment. In the second half of the year, PGC is going to organise Penang International Green Carnival in September and Green Pinang 3A Gala in November. We welcome contributors of climate change solutions to take part in the Carnival, be it your ideas or technologies.  In line with 3A Gala Night held by PGC, the State Government is giving out certificates of appreciation to all those contributors. I would like to call upon everyone to nominate any known contributors at PGC’s website.

Before I end, I would like to give very special thanks to our GBI facilitator, Mr Baylon Tham, who mooted this idea for PGC new office and bridge the communication between PGC and MGBC (Malaysian Green Building Confederation). We also want to say thank you to Area Designs, Perunding P.L.A and everyone here for supporting this GBI office project.

Thank you.