Conditional approval granted for the EIA report of the Penang South Reclamation Scheme


THE Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) Scheme has received a conditional approval from the Department of Environment (DoE).


Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the State Secretary Office received a fax copy of the letter of approval for the EIA report of the PSR Scheme yesterday (July 4) afternoon.


“This (press conference) is to confirm that we have received the fax copy (of the letter). We would like to have the official copy sent to us.


“The approval comes with 72 conditions to be complied with. Those conditions are nothing new.


“In the process of application, we had held sessions with various technical agencies which had imposed conditions on the state. Hence, we are aware of these conditions.


“We are committed to comply with the conditions even if they require additional expenditure,” Chow told a press conference before opening the Taiwan Expo 2019 at Setia SPICE Convention Centre today.


Chow added that the state needed some time to study the conditions before making further statements.



Story by Christopher Tan

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