Penang asked to give info on industrial sector at high-tech industrial area


KEPALA BATAS, June 12 (Bernama) — Housing and Nearby Federal government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican has questioned the Penang govt to supply information on the industrial sector to be created at the high technological innovation-dependent industrial location on a 339-hectare website at Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir, in this article.

“We want an field dependent on higher technology since we do not want to rely on unskilled staff. Most of the (unskilled) workers are to be placed in centralised labour quarters (CLQ) in the industrial spot and it is simple to recognize, (there will be) influx of staff from outdoors, namely foreigners.

“I remain with the stance of not accepting the CLQ and have even mentioned the subject (disagreement) verbally to the Mayor (of Penang Metropolis Council) and the project developer due to the fact the location (Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir) is an outdated household settlement and traditional village, so it is pretty inappropriate (for the construction of CLQ),” he told reporters following launching the eSports Youth Cabin listed here very last night time.

Reezal Merican, who is Kepala Batas MP, mentioned the ministry would give emphasis to the marketplace to be designed in the industrial area and would not allow for any ‘backyard industry’ as it could open up the door to the influx of foreigners there.

He reported the related functions need to also have out a social impact assessment 1st so that in the finish the aim of carrying out the task ought to be recognized and agreed by the citizens in the influenced places as properly as the persons as a complete.

Earlier, residents from extra than 10 housing estates around the task held a tranquil protest from the proposed development of the CLQ in the area, which would end result in the placement of 1000’s of foreign workers, and proposed that the development be shifted to the Ara Kuda location in Tasek Gelugor, which is not as well considerably away.

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