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Seberang Prai city council and seven entities sign joint charter
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A memorandum of understanding was signed between Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) and representatives from seven entities at the city council headquarters here on Tuesday (Sept 17).
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Funding boost as Seberang Prai becomes 14th city in country
KEPALA BATAS: Seberang Prai is set to see an injection of federal funds after it was declared a city today, making it the 14th city in the country.
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Seberang Perai becomes country’s largest city
BUTTERWORTH: Penang’s mainland Seberang Perai was declared a city today, making it the country’s largest city council covering 747sq km.
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Seberang Prai officially declared a city from Monday (Sept 16)
GEORGE TOWN: The Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) is set to be declared a city council on Monday (Sept 16) with president Datuk Rozali Mohamud officially...
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Penang councils spent over RM156m on 131 projects in the last three years, says exco
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 13 — Both local councils in Penang have been recording deficit budgets almost every year since 2016 due to increasing costs in implementing public projects for the people, state ex...
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Oct 14 deadline for Penang property owners to appeal against assessment rate hike
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 13): Penang property owners have to be prepared to pay higher assessment rates next year as the state’s two local councils review the rates to counter increased expenditures.
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Under attack, Penang govt insists still has lowest assessment rates after review
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 13 — Penang's assessment rates for properties in the whole state are still among the lowest in the country even after it they are reviewed, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said.
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Penang property owners to pay higher assessment rates next year
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 13 — Penang’s two local councils will be increasing the assessment rates on all properties within the state in 2020.
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Penang to 'work hard' to provide affordable housing
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 12): Penang Development Corp (PDC) will have to “work hard” to provide affordable housing for residents of the state.
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Seberang Perai scheduled to be declared a city on Malaysia Day
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 11): Seberang Perai is scheduled to be declared a city on Malaysia Day on Sept 16, according to a Penang state executive councillor.
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Seberang Prai scheduled to be declared a city on Sept 16
GEORGE TOWN: Seberang Perai is scheduled to be declared a city on Malaysia Day on Sept 16, according to a Penang state executive councillor.
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Seberang Perai scheduled to be declared a city on Sept 16
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 10): Seberang Perai is scheduled to be declared a city on Malaysia Day on Sept 16, according to a Penang state executive councillor.
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Seberang Perai to gain city status on Malaysia Day
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 10 — Seberang Perai will finally be declared a city this September 16, more than a year after the state government took the first steps to apply for the status.
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Continue PPR for B40 group, Penang urges govt
GEORGE TOWN: Penang has urged the Federal Government to review its decision to stop the People’s Housing Project (PPR) for the B40 group.
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Extra packages offered for low-cost units strictly optional, says Penang exco
GEORGE TOWN: A Penang executive councillor said many buyers of the state’s low-cost homes have no issues over renovation and car park packages being offered by developers as they consider them to be...
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Penang to form umbrella body for the coordination of smart city initiatives
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 6): Penang is pushing ahead with its smart city initiatives with the planned formation of an “umbrella body” called Digital Penang Corporation (DPC). The corporation will coordin...
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Restudy decision to scrap PPR low-cost units for rental, urges Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today urged the federal government to review its decision to scrap construction of new rental apartment schemes for the poor, or the Peoples’ Housing...
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Jagdeep: I disagree with ministry's move to scrap people's housing project
GEORGE TOWN: The Housing and Local Government Ministry's move to stop building people's housing project (PPR) in the country has taken the state government by...
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Penang tells Putrajaya to continue building people’s housing projects for the poor
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 6 — The Penang government today called on Putrajaya to reconsider its decision to replace the People’s Housing Project (PPR) with a new programme where each home unit can be boug...
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State eyes Digital Penang Corporation to oversee smart city initiatives
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 5 — The state government here is planning to set up an umbrella body called the Digital Penang Corporation (DPC) to coordinate its various smart city initiatives, said exco member ...
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Landslide: State council to discuss recommendations for Tanjung Bungah
GEORGE TOWN: A team led by Penang executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo will discuss with related agencies on the recommendations made by a Commission of Enquiry for a landslide incident which killed...
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Chow: Agencies have to act against negligent engineers
GEORGE TOWN: It is up to the relevant agencies to take action against the consultant engineers who were found negligent, resulting in the Tanjung Bungah landslide...
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Not a single sen spent by Penang Govt on PSP — Jagdeep
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 23): The Penang Government did not pay a single sen for the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) project, State Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman, Jagde...
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HK strife holds up Penang’s sensors
GEORGE TOWN: Unrest in Hong Kong that paralysed the island’s airport is to blame for the hiccup in Penang’s quest to implement smart parking, says Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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Not a single sen spent by Penang Govt on PSP — Jagdeep
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 22): The Penang Government did not pay a single sen for the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) project, State Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman, Jagde...
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Google to blame for Android parking app hiccup, says Penang exco man
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government said delays with Google’s mobile operating system had caused its smart parking app to remain unavailable to Android users for the past week.
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Penang blames Hong Kong protests for delay in installing smart parking sensors
GEORGE TOWN, August 22 — The Penang state government today blamed the unrest in Hong Kong for the stock of smart parking sensors which that was left stranded at the country's airport.
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'Penang smart parking system paid for by firm, not state gov't'
The company responsible for the Penang Smart Parking System (PSP) has said that the programme is a Private Finance Initiative (PFI), refuting news reports that it was paid RM115 million to install sen...
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Penang’s RM115m smart parking system hits snag, contractor told to show cause
The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) have issued show-cause letters to the contractor of the RM115 million Penang Smart Parking System that hit a snag the ...
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Rollout of PSP system hits snag after multiple hiccups
GEORGE TOWN: The rollout of the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) sensor system has hit a snag after it was found that the app is not available in the Google Play Store for Android phone users.
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Govt urged to extend home ownership incentives to secondary market
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 — The Penang branch of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) has asked that the government extend the incentives under its Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) to encompass th...
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Penang’s RM115m smart parking system hits snag, contractor told to show cause
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 — The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) have issued show-cause letters to the contractor of the RM115 million Penang Smart Parking Sys...
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Zuraida: Three years needed to prepare local council election's working paper
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 18): The Housing and Local Government Ministry needs three years to prepare the working paper on the proposal to implement local council elections for the Cabinet’s approval.
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Zuraida: Penang ready for local council polls
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will be “top of the list” when the proposal for local council elections is passed by the Cabinet for implementation in three years, says the Housing and Local Government Minister.
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Three years needed to prepare local council election’s working paper: Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN: The Housing and Local Government Ministry needs three years to prepare the working paper on the proposal to implement local council elections for the Cabinet’s approval.
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Laws on local council elections to be amended
GEORGE TOWN: The Housing and Local Government Ministry needs three years to prepare the working paper on the proposal to implement local council elections for the Cabinet’s approval.
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Zuraida: Three years needed to prepare local council election’s working paper
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 17 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry needs three years to prepare the working paper on the proposal to implement local council elections for the Cabinet’s approval.
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Three years needed to prepare working paper on local council elections, says Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Housing and Local Government Ministry needs three years to prepare the working paper on the proposal to implement local council elections for the Cabinet’s approval, says Zuraida Kamarudin.
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Storm-felled trees to be cleared in three days
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 13): The authorities expect to clear in three days all the trees uprooted by the heavy storm last Friday, Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee ch...
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Penang's Botanical Garden eyes UNESCO World Heritage listing
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 13): The Penang government is hopeful that the state will get the distinction of having the fourth botanical garden to be listed under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ...
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Authorities to clear storm-felled trees in three days, says exco
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 13 — The authorities expect to clear in three days all the trees uprooted by the heavy storm last Friday, Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee ch...
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Jagdeep: 20% of PSR land reserved for affordable housing units
GEORGE TOWN: A minimum of one-fifth portion of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used to increase the number of affordable housing units, said Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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20% of reclaimed land will be reserved for affordable housing units: Jagdeep
GEORGE TOWN: A minimum of one-fifth portion of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used to increase the number of affordable housing units, said Jagdeep Singh Deo (pix).
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20% of reclaimed islands for affordable housing units, says Penang
GEORGE TOWN: At least one-fifth of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used for affordable housing units, said state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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One-fifth of PSR land reserved for affordable housing: Jagdeep
A minimum of one-fifth of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used to increase the number of affordable housing units, said Jagdeep Singh Deo (above).
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Penang exco: 20pc of PSR land reserved for construction of affordable homes
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 11 — A minimum of one-fifth portion of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used to increase the number of affordable housing units, said Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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Storm leaves trail of destruction
GEORGE TOWN: The tail-end of Typhoon Lekima left a trail of destruction in many areas in the state with damaged cars, blown-off roofs, and uprooted and fallen trees.
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Penang exco: 20pc of PSR land reserved for construction of affordable housing
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 11 — A minimum of one-fifth portion of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) land will be used to increase the number of affordable housing units, said Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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Typhoon’s tail fells more than 300 trees in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: More than 300 incidents of fallen trees were reported throughout Penang following heavy rains and strong winds last night in a storm brought by the tail end of Typhoon Lekima.
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Exco: Reports of more than 300 fallen trees received in Penang after freak storm
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 10 — More than 300 incidents of fallen trees were reported throughout Penang following heavy rains and strong winds which began at 10pm last night.
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Clean up efforts begin in northern states after freak storm
GEORGE TOWN: Clean up efforts are underway in the northern region following a storm that swept through Perlis, Kedah and Penang last night.
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Penang to host Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in October, says state rep
GEORGE TOWN, August 9 — Penang State Exco Jagdeep Singh Deo announced today that Penang will be hosting the largest urban forum in Asia — the seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) this October.
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Construction of Bukit Kukus paired highway 78% completed
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 8): Construction work on the Jalan Paya Terubong (Jalan Bukit Kukus) paired highway linking Paya Terubong and Relau here is now 78% complete and users are expected to be able to use t...
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Construction of Bukit Kukus paired highway 78 percent completed
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 8): Construction work on the Jalan Paya Terubong (Jalan Bukit Kukus) paired highway linking Paya Terubong and Relau here is now 78 percent complete and users are expected to be able t...
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Penang to partially open Bukit Kukus paired road in August 2020
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 7 — A 1.6km segment of the Bukit Kukus paired road linking Paya Terubong to Lebuh Bukit Jambul will be open to the public by August next year, with the remainder due in several more...
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Fort Cornwallis seafront to become commercial, cultural district
GEORGE TOWN: The state government plans to revive Penang’s once famed marine credentials by restoring the piers and godowns near Fort Cornwallis, beginning March next year, as part of its larger Eas...
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Penang threatens to blacklist developers who force buyers to take up extras
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today issued a warning that it would blacklist developers who forced those buying the state’s affordable housing units to pay more than the price set.
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Penang east seafront transformation to start in six months
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 1 — The proposed east seafront project stretching from the old Penang Yacht Club (PYC) up to Tanjung City Marina is set to kick off in six months.
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Penang exco says will blacklist developers demanding premium for price-controlled homes
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 1 — Penang will ban developers who make buyers pay beyond fixed prices for low-cost, low-medium cost and affordable housing units, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo warned today.
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RM6m for smart initiative projects in Seberang Perai
BUKIT MERTAJAM (July 31): The Penang government has set aside about RM6 million annually for smart initiative projects in Seberang Perai.
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RM6m for smart initiative projects in Seberang Prai
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang government has set aside about RM6 million annually for smart initiative projects in Seberang Prai.
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Penang to apply for RM17.4m under the Malaysia Home Maintenance Fund
GEORGE TOWN (July 31): The Penang authorities will apply for RM17.4 million from Putrajaya under the Malaysia Home Maintenance Fund (TPPM), reported The Star today.
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Group urges Penang not to choose incinerator for waste disposal
GEORGE TOWN, July 29 — Penang should strive for zero-waste policies rather than contemplate building an incinerator to reduce the burden at local landfills, the Penang Consumers Association (CAP) ...
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Say no to incinerators, CAP tells Penang
GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) today urged the state government to continue with its policy against using incinerators to get rid of rubbish, saying pollution from incinerat...
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Penang 'considering proposals' for incinerator waste disposal
GEORGE TOWN (July 26): The Penang government “is considering proposals” to construct an incinerator to dispose waste, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo told the media today, reported The Malay Mail.
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Penang changes mind, may go for incinerator as landfills run out of space
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said it would consider having an incinerator to get rid of municipal waste as landfills in the state have become almost full.
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Want to find a parking spot in Penang? There’s an app for that
GEORGE TOWN, July 26 — Motorists here can expect an easier time finding open parking bays in the state once the RM115 million Penang Smart Parking (PSP) system is officially available next month.
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After saying never, Penang now mulls incinerator for waste disposal
GEORGE TOWN, July 26 ― The Penang government is considering proposals to build an incinerator in the state as a waste disposal solution, Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo revealed today.
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Penang hits 42pc in recycling, double national rate
GEORGE TOWN, July 26 ― Penang is leading Malaysia’s recycling initiative, recording 42.69 per cent last year ― a figure that was double the national recycling rate of 21 per cent.
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Penang in solar power push, to start with Chowrasta Market
GEORGE TOWN, July 24 — Penang is turning to solar energy as part of its green agenda and will install solar panels at public facilities across the state, said exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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Penang govt to tap into the best for Gurney Wharf
GEORGE TOWN: The state government will call for tender for a detailed design on Gurney Wharf, touted as the state’s seafront park-in-the-city, by end of the year.
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Reclamation works for Gurney wharf project to be completed in September
GEORGE TOWN: Reclamation works for the Gurney Wharf project is expected to be completed by the end of this September, says state Housing, Local Government, Town and Rural Development Committee chairma...
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Penang sets 2020 deadline for restaurants to clean up
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government set a deadline today for all eateries in the state to adhere to strict hygiene standards following news of dirty restaurants being sealed by health authorities.
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Penang: Parking bays to be closed to make way for PSP system installation
GEORGE TOWN (July 16): A total of 997 parking bays around Penang will be closed in stages from July 19 to Aug 25 to allow work on the installation of the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) sensor system.
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Penang parking bays to be closed to make way for PSP system installation
GEORGE TOWN (July 16): A total of 997 parking bays around Penang will be closed in stages from July 19 to Aug 25 to allow work on the installation of the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) sensor system.
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Parking bays to be closed to make way for PSP system installation
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 997 parking bays around Penang will be closed in stages from July 19 to August 25 to allow work on the installation of the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) sensor system.
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Penang needs RM75m for LED street lights
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will need about RM75 million to replace all its street lights from the current high-pressure sodium vapour (HPSV)-type to light emitting diode (LED), state Housing, Local Governmen...
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Penang needs RM75 mln for LED street lights
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will need about RM75 million to replace all its street lights from the current high-pressure sodium vapour (HPSV)-type to light emitting diode (LED), state Housing, Local Governmen...
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Penang govt to go big on solar farming with TNB
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said it wants to venture heavily into solar farming, spearheaded by its two local councils, in a push to harness renewable energy.
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Penang bids for 100pc efficient street lighting by 2020 with RM75m LED push
GEORGE TOWN, July 11 — Penang is targeting to be Malaysia’s first state to use energy-efficient lamps for all street lighting by next year at a cost of about RM75 million, state exco Jagdeep Singh...
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Combining tech for faster Internet
GEORGE TOWN: YTL Commun­ications (YES) Sdn Bhd is about to do a world first – commercialise the integration of Gigawire and Terragraph technology at buildings with existing copper wire cables.
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YTL Demonstrates Terragraph and GiGA Wire Integration In Penang; Achieves Around 200Mbps
YTL Communications has officially unveiled its latest network implementation in George Town, Penang.
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YTL completes Terragraph trial, now offers free public WiFi at 50 locations in George Town
YTL Communications says it has completed its Terragraph Market Trial, allowing it to deliver free public WiFi in 50 locations in George Town, Penang.
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Penang building in pilot project for fibre-level speeds over copper cables
GEORGE TOWN: YTL Communications launched its Gigawire technology here which enables copper wire cables, commonly found in old buildings, to deliver fibre-level broadband services.
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Penang to wait for land council’s decision on urban regeneration
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Government will wait for the outcome of the next National Land Council meeting in August before deciding on their urban regeneration agenda, according to the State Housing, Loc...
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Penang to wait for land council´s decision on urban regeneration
GEORGE TOWN (July 4): The Penang Government will wait for the outcome of the next National Land Council meeting in August before deciding on their urban regeneration agenda, the State Housing, Local...
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Penang’s 50-year-old Mahsuri flats to make way for urban regeneration project
GEORGE TOWN (July 4): It has now been confirmed that the state government here will demolish the 50-year-old Mahsuri flats in Bayan Baru “under an urban regeneration initiative”, the Free Malaysia...
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50-year-old flats to be torn down in Penang’s first urban regeneration project
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said it would demolish an old flat complex in Bayan Baru under a pilot project to reuse existing spaces for taller apartments in order to increase floor space ...
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Penang’s first urban regeneration project kicks off, new blocks ready by 2022
GEORGE TOWN, July 4 — Penang state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo today said the state will proceed with its first urban regeneration project to demolish 50-year-old low-cost homes that are ...
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2,000 homes available in Penang under rent-to-own scheme
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said its pilot rent-to-own housing schemes are doing well.
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Exco: Penang to build 110,000 affordable housing units by 2025
GEORGE TOWN, July 2 — State housing, local government, town and country planning committee exco Jagdeep Singh Deo today said that Penang will have 110,000 affordable housing units by 2025.
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RM3.15 mln fees for foreign property purchases in Penang exempted: Jagdeep
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo (pix) said today that the state government has “lost” RM3.15 million in approval fees ...
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RM3.15m fees for foreign property purchases in Penang exempted: Jagdeep
GEORGE TOWN (July 2): Penang Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said today that the state government has “lost” RM3.15 million in approval f...
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Supermarkets keeping money from plastic bag sale
GEORGE TOWN: Several supermarkets have been keeping the money collected from the sale of plastic bags instead of handing them over to the state government.
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‘We’re watching you now’
GEORGE TOWN: Removable closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed at illegal dumping hotspots to monitor dumping activities, says Penang Island City Council (MBPP).
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Penang stratified property owners to pay parcel rent this year onwards
GEORGE TOWN, June 28 — The owners of stratified properties will now have to pay parcel rent directly to their respective district and land offices, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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Groups, state govt question low fine
GEORGE TOWN: A paltry RM1,000 for allowing land the size of six football fields to be turned into a dumpsite.
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‘Construction mishap, not landslide’
GEORGE TOWN: The incident that claimed four lives at a beach resort in Tanjung Bungah was a construction mishap, said Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Yew Tung Seang.
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Penang to push for tougher laws on illegal waste dumping
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will push for stricter legislation to address the illegal dumping of chemical and industrial wastes.
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Impose heavy fines to discourage dumping, Penang exco urges courts
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today revealed that illegal waste dumping in the state has gone up drastically since early this year.
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