SEMPENA MAJLIS SAMBUTAN ULANG TAHUN KE-3 BLUE COACH BUKIT BENDERA PULAU PINANG

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA MAJLIS SAMBUTAN ULANG TAHUN KE-3
BLUE COACH BUKIT BENDERA PULAU PINANG
PADA 26 APRIL 2014
DI STESEN BAWAH BUKIT BENDERA


Pertamanya saya ingin mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah kepada Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang (PBBPP) sempena penganjuran sambutan Majlis Ulangtahun ke-3 Blue Coach Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang ini.

Para hadirin yang dihormati sekalian,

Tujuan majlis ini diadakan adalah bagi meraikan ulangtahun yang ketiga pihak Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang dalam memberi perkhidmatan keretapi yang terbaik kepada para pengunjung.

Untuk makluman semua, keretapi Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang telah mula beroperasi sepenuhnya di bawah pentadbiran Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang pada  24 april 2011. Sepertimana yang diketahui umum, keretapi Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang mempunyai dua buah keretapi yang diberi nama pinang dan mutiara.

Bagi setiap satu keretapi Bukit Bendera, ianya dapat memuatkan 100 orang dalam satu masa dengan kelajuan enam hingga sepuluh meter per saat dan ianya juga mengambil masa hanya tujuh minit bagi setiap perjalanan untuk naik dan turun dari stesen atas ke bawah Bukit Bendera.

PBBPP kini dalam usaha untuk melaksanakan projek-projek bernilai RM15juta tahun ini untuk menaiktaraf Bukit Bendera sebagai destinasi utama pelancongan.

Sepertimana yang telah dimaklumkan kepada saya, pihak PBBPP juga telah bekerjasama dengan pelajar perubatan dari kolej PTPTL cawangan Sungai Petani, Kedah bagi menganjurkan kempen kesihatan di Stesen Atas Bukit Bendera pada majlis hari ini.  Oleh yang demikian, orang ramai yang hadir pada hari ini dijemput naik ke stesen atas sekiranya ingin membuat pemeriksaan kesihatan secara percuma sambil menikmati keindahan pemandangan dari stesen atas bukit bendera. 

Akhir kata, saya juga ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada pihak PBBPP kerana telah berbesar hati menjemput 300 orang dari rumah anak-anak yatim dan rumah jagaan orang-orang tua di sekitar Pulau Pinang bagi bersama-sama kita meraikan majlis sambutan pada hari ini. Saya difahamkan bahawa majlis ini merupakan salah satu program khidmat masyarakat PBBPP pada tahun ini.

 

Sekian, terima kasih.

The recently announced rehabilitation and revival of Majestic Heights abandoned project will not only benefit the long awaited 370 house buyers of phase 2A but good news to 7,658 applicants who wish to own an affordable house within the North East distric

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Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng In Majestic Heights Development Site on 27.4.2014

The recently announced rehabilitation and revival of Majestic Heights abandoned project will not only benefit the long awaited 370 house buyers of phase 2A but good news to 7,658 applicants who wish to own an affordable house within the North East district. The Majestic Heights project is the largest abandoned housing scheme in Penang declaring its status as abandoned project on 31 December 2003 and has caused hardship and financial loss to the house buyers over the last 11 years.

After a series of discussion with PLB Land Sdn Bhd, the white knight for the said project, the Penang State Government is looking at not only solving the woes of the long awaited buyers of the Majestic Heights abandoned project but to provide shelter to those who wish to own their first house in the North East district of Penang.

Apart from completing the abandoned Majestic Heights phase 2A project within 18 months upon commencement of work, approximately 64 acres of land within the same development site will be developed into affordable housing scheme providing 7,658 of affordable homes of less than RM 400,000.00 to the qualified applicants registered under the State Housing Department. The affordable housing scheme is scheduled to complete in 6 years starting from the date of commencement of work.

Build-up size (per unit)
Price (RM) (per unit)
No. of Proposed Units
750 square feet
292,500.00
1,532
850 square feet
331,500.00
4,594
1,000 square feet
390,000.00
1,532


Situated in the ideal geographical location linking the heart of George Town and the Bayan Lepas Industrial Area, traffic management will be an important factor follow by the vast development. To this end, the Penang State Government will construct paired road from the development site to Bukit Gambir in order to provide enhanced accessibility to the residents in the said area and to ease up the traffic burden for road users.

Apart from the rehabilitation and revival of phase 2A, the State Government is still in discussion with PLB Land Sdn Bhd on how to resolve both abandoned Phase 2B and Phase 3A of Majestic Heights. Phase 2B and Phase 3A was abandoned in its foundation and initial stage. Phase 2B consist of 542 units and Phase 3A involves 558 units. Buyers for the said projects are encouraged to form pro-tem committee in order to expedite the procedure. The State Government has tasked Penang State EXCO member for Housing YB Jagdeep Singh Deo to initiate and oversee the revival of this abandoned housing project.

LIM GUAN ENG

-- CN Version --

槟州首席部长林冠英于2014年4月27日在垄尾大华高原工地发表的声明 :


近期公布的振兴大华高原组屋搁置计划,不只为引颈长盼多时的370单位的2A购屋者受惠, 同时也为7千658名平民屋(或可负担房屋)申请者捎来好消息,这些申请者终于得以在东北县拥有可负担的房子了。大华高原组屋为槟城史上最大规模的被搁置房屋发展计划,自2003年12月31日宣布发展计划被搁置后,购屋者在这11年来蒙受经济损失,备受困扰。


经过多番与此计划的白武士 – PLB 国云集团谈论,槟州政府不只是要解决大华高原组屋被搁置计划之购屋者的问题,我们也期望能够让无壳一族,得以在东北县拥有他们人生的首间房子。
除了需在动工后的18个月内完成被搁置已久的大华高原2A计划,在同一发展地段的64英亩地皮,也将会被发展为7千658 单位、屋价低于40万令吉的平民屋,以让那些已经向州政府房屋部申请,并符合资格者购买。这项可负担房屋计划,将会在动工后的6年内完成。


面积 (每单位)
价格(RM) (每单位)
建议单位数目
750 平方尺
292,500.00
1,532
850 平方尺
331,500.00
4,594
1,000 平方尺
390,000.00
1,532


此计划处于衔接乔治市及峇六拜工业区的策略性地理位置,加上蓬勃的发展,交通管理将是非堂重要的关键。槟州政府将在有关发展所在地,兴建一条贯穿垄尾至武吉占姆的平行公路,以为该区居民打造更多通路,同时缓和当地的交通负荷。
除了振兴大华高原组屋2A发展计划,州政府也正积极地与国云集团(PLB Land Sdn Bhd)商议,以解决大华高原另两个被搁置的2B及3A计划。这两项计划是在打桩的初期即被搁置迄今。2B共有542单位,而3A 则有558 个单位。这两项计划的购屋者,受促成立购屋者临时委员会,以加快相关的程序。槟州政府已委任房屋委员会主席佳日星跟进这两项房屋计划的复兴工作。

林冠英

Topping Off Ceremony, G Hotel Kelawai

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Speech by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang at the Topping Off Ceremony, G Hotel Kelawai,25 April 2014

Good morning

It is a great honour indeed to be invited out here today to witness a new addition to the brand, G Hotel Kelawai.

With this, G Hotel Kelawai shall be one of the new attractions to visitors and tourists who come to Penang with its strategic location which is in the hustle and bustle of Kelawai Road, a parallel road to Gurney Drive. The hotel is close to two major shopping malls - Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon and the famous Gurney Drive Hawker Centre.

Many International film directors have been shooting their movies and mini-series in Penang. Because of Penang’s rich cultural and heritage elements,  Penang has been chosen by  UK’s New Production Ltd and a local film company, Biscuit Films Sdn.Bhd. to shoot their “Indian Summer” 10 part drama series. We are even paid RM890, 000 for 2 years for allowing them to use our premises in Crag Hotel and Woodside Bungalow at Penang Hill. This series will definitely help to promote Penang and we can expect more tourist arrivals once the series are being shown in Europe and the US market. 

Tourist arrivals for both domestic and international arrivals into Penang International Airport have increased significantly.  Domestic arrivals into Penang International Airport for 2014 for the first 2 months of this year were 200,983.  This was a significant increase by 33.4% as compared to the same period of 2013.  The international arrival registered 196,554 passengers for January – February 2014 and this is an increase of 8.23% for the same period as compared to 2013.

Therefore, Penang needs more hotels to support this growth. Hotels in Penang had a good year in 2013 posting record room occupancy despite increase both hotel rooms with new hotels as well as higher room rates. In other words, hoteliers had a double bonus growth. Hotel occupancy rates increased from 64% in 2012 to 67% in 2013. I have been informed that this year the occupancy rate is even better.

I wish all the very best in your opening this year.

Thank you.