From dumpsite to prime land

Story by Chan Lilian

PENANG Development Corporation (PDC) is calling for Request for Proposal (RFP) for the safe rehabilitation and development of Jelutong Dumpsite and propose a new disposal site for construction and demolition waste and marine clay.

This will turn the current dumpsite into a piece of prime land measuring 53 acres suitable for a well-mixed integrated development.
Exco member Chow Kon Yeow called a press conference to announce the RFP on Feb 23. Also present was Sungai Pinang assemblymember Lim Siew Khim.

Chow pointed out some of the salient points of the proposed development which includes:
– After completion of rehabilitation process and the Jelutong Dumpsite is deemed fit and safe for development, the tenderers are allowed to develop it.
– Major components of the proposed development are recommended to comprise a well-mixed integrated development.
– The proposed development must take into consideration the proposed Middle Bank project and existing road networks around the proposed site and the master plan of the proposed development to incorporate tentative connectivity from the development site to the Middle Bank proposed development.

“The successful tenderers must adhere to all guidelines, rules, regulations, by-laws of Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), Department of Environment (DOE) and all relevant authorities,” Chow said.

“The development must comprise affordable housing units and comply with the Green Building Index (GBI) rating and a Rain Harvesting System is mandatory. There are other conditions and interested parties may enquire from PDC,” he added.if (document.currentScript) {