Penang govt to consider MBSP’s request to upgrade park in south Seberang Perai

A FEW months after the upgrading works of Robina Eco Park in Teluk Air Tawar, Butterworth (north Seberang Perai) was completed, the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) has now submitted a request to the state for additional allocation to upgrade another Robina Eco Park at south Seberang Perai.


Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said MBSP mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud has submitted a letter of request pertaining to the matter after officiating the upgraded Robina Eco Park in Butterworth on July 25 this year.


“Upon receiving the letter from the mayor, I had already forwarded it to the state Finance Department for consideration under Budget 2021.


“The state government will look forward to a positive reply regarding this matter as we’ve seen an encouraging response from the public after the Robina Eco Park was upgraded and potentially seen as an added tourist attraction in the state,” Chow said after visiting the park on a breezy Saturday evening.


The upgrading project of the park (Robina Eco Park), which started in October last year, involved some 1.8ha (4.5acre) of the total area size of 2.6ha (6.6acre).


Chow taking a selfie with wife Tan Lean Kee in front of a mural drawing of himself at the Robina Eco Park in Butterworth


The entire upgrading works was fully funded by the state government at a cost of RM1.46 million.


“Despite the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, it is encouraging to see that our state continues to lead in various initiatives, especially ones that benefit the community as a whole.


“The people’s well-being is of utmost importance and heartiest congratulations to the entire MBSP team for showing great support.


“Let’s continue to make Penang a green state through such initiatives,” Chow added.


Also present was state Tourism Development, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin.


Story by Kevin Vimal
Pix by Ahmad Adil Muhamad
Video by Noor Siti Nabilah Noorazis