MAJLIS PERASMIAN PROJEK KERJA-KERJA TEBATAN BANJIR DAN MENAIKTARAF SISTEM SALIRAN BAGI MENGATASI MASALAH BANJIR DI JALAN TRANSFER DAN JALAN HUTTON, DAERAH TIMUR LAUT, PULAU PINANG

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SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN PROJEK KERJA-KERJA TEBATAN BANJIR DAN MENAIKTARAF SISTEM SALIRAN

BAGI MENGATASI MASALAH BANJIR DI JALAN TRANSFER DAN JALAN HUTTON, DAERAH TIMUR LAUT, PULAU PINANG

PADA 15 DISEMBER 2016 (KHAMIS) 11.00 PAGI


Selamat Pagi dan Salam Sejahtera

Syabas kepada Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang kerana dapat mengadakan Majlis Perasmian Projek Tebatan Banjir Jalan Transfer & Jalan Hutton pada hari ini.

Para hadirin sekalian,

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang yang berjiwa rakyat amat peka dalam memastikan semua infrastruktur dan kemudahan awam dibaikpulih dan dinaiktaraf untuk meningkatkan kualiti hidup dan memberikan keselesaan kepada warga Pulau Pinang.

Dalam usaha tersebut, Kerajaan Negeri melalui MBPP telah membelanjakan sebanyak RM3,230,295.95 pada tahun 2014 untuk menjalankan projek-projek naiktaraf sistem perparitan di Lebuhraya Pykett, Jalan Logan, Jalan Cantonment, Jalan Residensi, Jalan Macalister dan di Gat Lebuh Pasar.

Manakala pada tahun 2015, Kerajaan Negeri, juga melalui MBPP telah membelanjakan sejumlah RM5,293,491.08 bagi menjalankan kerja-kerja naiktaraf sistem perparitan di Jalan Burma, Jalan Kelawei, Jalan Pengkalan Weld, Jalan Residensi, Jalan Anson dan Lintang Bayan Lepas.

Para hadirin sekalian,

Untuk tahun 2016 sahaja Kerajaan Negeri telah meluluskan peruntukan sebanyak RM8,865,919.90 bagi membiayai projek menaiktaraf sistem perparitan dan tebatan banjir oleh MBPP.

Sebahagian daripada peruntukan RM8,865,919.90 tersebut adalah melibatkan pembiayaan projek yang kita rasmikan pada pagi ini iaitu Projek Tebatan Banjir dan Menaiktaraf Sistem Saliran Di Jalan Transfer Dan Jalan Hutton yang melibatkan kos sebanyak RM5.86 juta. Komponen – komponen projek ini adalah melibatkan kerja-kerja pemasangan pembentung bersaiz besar sehingga saiz 4.8 meter & 6.0 meter, pengalihan utiliti, roadworks, serta kerja-kerja pembinaan laluan pejalan kaki.

Pada keseluruhannya, untuk tahun 2016 sahaja, pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah meluluskan peruntukan sebanyak RM59 juta kepada agensi-agensi kerajaan di Pulau Pinang untuk menjalankan kajian dan projek-projek tebatan banjir di seluruh negeri Pulau Pinang. Daripada jumlah keseluruhan peruntukan RM48 juta tersebut, RM36 juta adalah peruntukan untuk kawasan pulau Pulau Pinang manakala selebihnya sebanyak RM23 juta pula adalah peruntukan untuk kawasan Seberang Perai.

Untuk tahun 2017, sebanyak RM220 juta telah dibelanjakan oleh kerajaan negeri, MBPP, MPSP dan PBA untuk menjalankan projek tebatan banjir, iaitu jumlah yang paling besar dalam sejarah yang diperuntukkan oleh kerajaan negeri. Jumlah RM220 juta ini perlu untuk mengatasi cabaran perubahan cuaca yang menyebabkan banjir kilat yang luarbiasa dan banjir berlaku di kawasan pedalaman yang tidak ada pembangunan.

Dengan itu, tanpa melengahkan masa lagi, saya merasmikan Projek Tebatan Banjir dan Menaiktaraf Sistem Saliran Di Jalan Transfer Dan Jalan Hutton.

Sekian, terima kasih.

MAJLIS PENYAMPAIAN BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN PELAJAR KE INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI (IPT) BAGI KEMASUKAN SESI AKADEMIK 1 TAHUN 2016/2017 (IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA 2016)

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA MAJLIS PENYAMPAIAN BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN PELAJAR KE INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI (IPT)

BAGI KEMASUKAN SESI AKADEMIK 1 TAHUN 2016/2017 (IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA 2016)

14 DISEMBER 2016
DEWAN SRI PINANG, LEBUH LIGHT


Selamat petang dan salam sejahtera.

Dividen Anti-Rasuah Sebanyak RM413 Juta Yang Diberikan Secara Wang Tunai Kepada 1.6 Juta Rakyat Pulau Pinang Sejak Tahun 2008

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih dan sekalung penghargaan kepada warga Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Daerah Barat Daya (DBD) dan Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Daerah Timur Laut (DTL) kerana berjaya menganjurkan Majlis Penyampaian Cek Bantuan Pendaftaran Pelajar ke Institut Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) Bagi Kemasukan Sesi Akademik 1 Tahun 2016/2017 (Ijazah Sarjana Muda 2016).

Selamat datang dan tahniah diucapkan kepada 280 orang pelajar daripada Daerah Barat Daya (DBD) dan 608 orang pelajar daripada Daerah Timur Laut (DTL) dan ibu bapa serta waris yang diraikan pada hari ini kerana telah terpilih untuk menerima sumbangan cek berjumlah RM1,000.00, sebagai bantuan pendaftaran kemasukan ke IPT bagi kemasukan sesi akademik 1 tahun 2016/2017 (Ijazah Sarjana Muda 2016).

Pemberian sumbangan ini mencerminkan komitmen Kerajaan Negeri ke atas pembangunan modal insan di negeri ini dan keprihatinan dalam meringankan beban yang ditanggung oleh keluarga pelajar, terutamanya ibu bapa serta waris.

Hanya Pulau Pinang merupakan satu-satunya negeri yang memberikan sumbangan RM1,000 dan ini semua merupakan hasil daripada kepimpinan yang bersih dan tata kelola Kerajaan Negeri yang baik. Dengan kata lain, rakyat Pulau Pinang menikmati keuntungan kerana memilih Kerajaan Negeri yang bersih.

Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan bangga untuk menyatakan sehingga kini, 1.6 juta rakyat Pulau Pinang telah mendapat manfaat melalui 'dividen anti-rasuah' atau bantuan kewangan sebanyak RM412.63 juta yang telah diagihkan sejak tahun 2008, seperti bayaran RM100 kepada warga emas, ibu tunggal, suri rumah, OKU dan murid sekolah serta bayaran one-off RM1000 sebagai khairat kematian, RM200 untuk bayi yang baru dilahirkan, bantuan pukat percuma sebanyak 2 kali setahun kepada nelayan, RM1,000 kepada pelajar IPT tahun pertama, tambahan RM200 untuk pelajar yang akan melanjutkan pelajaran di Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Tempatan di Sabah dan Sarawak, bayaran tahunan RM600 kepada pemandu teksi dan pemandu bas sekolah dan RM1,200 setahun kepada penarik beca.

Pada tahun 2016 bagi Daerah Barat Daya (DBD), Kerajaan Negeri telah membelanjakan sebanyak RM346,000.00 (280 orang penerima Ijazah dan 66 orang penerima Diploma) manakala sebanyak RM706,000.00 bagi Daerah Timur Laut (608 orang penerima Ijazah & 98 orang penerima diploma).

Kerajaan Negeri, secara keseluruhannya telah menyumbangkan sejumlah RM2.05 juta bagi tempoh 5 tahun kebelakangan ini, bagi para pelajar IPT di Daerah Barat Daya sahaja manakala sejumlah RM3.2 juta di Daerah Timur Laut bagi tempoh yang sama.

Akhir kata, barisan kepimpinan Kerajaan Negeri sekali lagi mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada ibu bapa, waris dan kesemua mahasiswa serta mahasiswi yang amat bertuah kerana terpilih untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ke menara gading, dan sekali lagi bertuah kerana turut menerima bantuan kewangan ini, bagi meringankan bebanan kewangan yang dihadapi oleh ibu bapa serta waris para pelajar yang terlibat.

Sekian, terima kasih.

AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
At AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016

6 December 2016


Introduction

I wish to thank the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for organizing and inviting me to speak at the AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016 today. Also, the presence of many industry captains is a strong testimony that Penang remains a vital investment and reinvestment locations for many of these American Multinational companies.

On July 1st this year, Mr. Joseph Y. Yun, former Ambassador of United States to Malaysia, and I marked the US 240th Independence Day at a Gala Dinner in Penang. The recently concluded US elections which saw the election of Mr. Donald Trump as the next US President. We regret and are concerned at his anti-free trade policies.

Penang investment records

Despite the challenging global economic environment, Penang has recorded strong investment over last 8 years. For the 8 years period between 2008-2015, Penang recorded an investment of RM 55 billion, a 90% increase compared to the previous 8 years period 2000 to 2007 of RM 29 billion. Out of the RM55 billion approved investment recorded from 2008-2015, RM13.7 billion or 25% were from US investors, which makes US as the largest FDI contributor to the Penang economy. In the first eight months of 2016, USA is the third largest manufacturing FDI contributor to Penang with FDI totalling RM390.3 million.

A large portion of Foreign Direct Investments in Penang is from the United States, and this includes luminaries such as Jabil, HP, Sandisk and Flex. Boston Scientific is the latest in a series of FDIs and is the direct result of the State government’s efforts in steering Penang towards becoming a high-income and a knowledge economy. Apart from manufacturing, US MNCs are also expanding into the Global Business Services (GBS) sector in Penang.

The State government will continue to focus on good governance and clean leadership, increasing our talent pool and improving public infrastructure. We also seek convergence in the public, manufacturing and services sector to enable us to partake in the 4th Industrial Revolution of Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, IOT and e-commerce.

Increasing talent pool

As part of the State’s effort in retaining talents, the Penang Future Foundation awards merit based scholarships to Malaysian undergraduates in local public as well as private universities studying in designated courses identified by the industry and services sectors. Upon completion of their studies, scholars would only be required to work in Penang in any company or agencies of their choice for a period of up to 8 years.

Another program launched late year is the first ever German Dual Vocational Training Program. This skill development program, based on the world renowned German vocational training module, will see apprentices hired by and working in factories (with guidance from experienced tutors) and studying in designated centres such as PSDC. The Penang State Government is allocating RM2 mil to pay the tuition fees. Being hired by the companies, students will also receive monthly salaries. In other words students under this programme are paid to study.

We have also invested RM23 million into @CAT at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee as a platform and launch pad in bringing the tech-startup community under one roof and provide the necessary support and services to build a strong ecosystem which includes promotion and teaching of coding and makerfest. Penang has also established Penang Science Café, RM28 million Penang Tech Dome and the recently launched RM3.5 million Penang Digital Library to spur the interest of our children and to provide an avenue for them to learn science and technology in an interactive and fun manner. We encourage them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to establish Penang as a Centre of Excellence for science & technology.

Improving public infrastructure

It is the state government’s belief that “the business of government is not to get into business”. The state government believes that we play a much better role when we work towards building public infrastructure for the people and businesses in Penang. Whilst it is not possible to list out all of our initiatives, I wish to highlight on Penang’s flood mitigation allocation and the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

In the recently tabled Penang state budget 2017, the state government has allocated RM220 million for flood mitigation project, the largest Penang state allocation for flood mitigation. Whilst flood mitigation is under the responsibility of the Federal government, only RM150 million was approved by the Federal government, instead of the total cost of RM350 for RTB Sungai Pinang. To ensure that the Penang people and businesses is not affected by floods in the state, the RM220 million by the state will be able to provide long-term solutions to mitigate flooding caused by climate change.

The RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan which covers the Bayan Lepas LRT, Pan Island Link (PIL) and Penang South Reclamation (PSR) is the state government’s plan to address the lack of an efficient public transportation system and traffic congestion in the state. It will consist of a combination of LRT, monorail, BRT and tram and the Pan Island Link to address the strategic importance of traffic dispersal. We believe that an efficient public transport will make Penang more liveable and encourage more investments into the state.

Closing

Once again, I wish to congratulate and thank AMCHAM for organising this dialogue today. Penang is proud that we have over 40 years of industrial experience, and host to many reputable American MNCs that has chosen Penang to invest in. With the state government’s focus on good governance and clean leadership, increasing talent pool and improving public infrastructure, we are confident that Penang will remain as a destination of choice to the American investors for many more years to come.

OPENING CEREMONY OF THE BE @ PENANG 2016

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE BE @ PENANG 2016

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 9am The Wembley, Penang

Welcome to the first ever Business Events conference to be held in Penang.

The reason we have gathered here today is to align our vision and direction for what lies ahead for Penang in the Business Events industry. Penang is a rising star as a destination city for Business Events. The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau and their inaugural Be Engaged @ Penang conference is positioned specifically to unify the efforts of state and industry to make a significant impact in this lucrative segment.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We have embarked on a three-pronged strategy to see Penang as a desired destination city for Business Events.

First, we have developed human infrastructure for hospitality. This is to ensure that Penang has the trained people to run the events, maintain the facilities, and provide the necessary services. We want to ensure that excellence is upheld in everything we do. Penang is an international destination, and it is the people who will make it one. This is not just hospitality; this is job creation for increased employment opportunities.

Secondly, in Penang we are building the physical infrastructure which serves the Business Events industry segment. There must be sufficient hotel room capacity to accommodate our visitors.

Thirdly we need to establish an efficient transport system for smoother connectivity. We need good and efficient roads, hotels and transport facilities.

We have constructed world-class facilities to host conventions and exhibitions. SPICE - the RM 300 million Sub-terranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre will be completed early next year. This is a breath-taking example of what Penang are capable of. Also in the works is an ambitious waterfront convention and exhibition centre, scheduled for completion in 2021.

Finally we must not forget to build human capability. We need people to make Penang a welcoming destination for our guests. That is our strategy through introducing new products, new events and new experience for tourists and participants to make Penang the preferred city for Business Events. This is why we are here today.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We incorporated the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau early this year as a catalyst to push this industry forwards. This conference is a tangible result of what the team has done.

While it is PCEB who is spearheading this initiative, I would like to thank the Business Events industry players for demonstrating their support.

Dear delegates of BE @ Penang 2016 – have an educational and engaging conference. At the end of the three days, I hope you come away with a renewed sense of purpose and a desire to do better to grow the Business Events industry in Penang.

THANK YOU!