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

ByJosephine J. Romero

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KEPALA BATAS, June 12 (Bernama) — Housing and Regional Govt Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican has questioned the Penang governing administration to give information on the industrial sector to be formulated at the significant technological innovation-dependent industrial spot on a 339-hectare website at Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir, below.

“We want an field based mostly on large know-how because we do not want to depend on unskilled workers. Most of the (unskilled) employees are to be placed in centralised labour quarters (CLQ) in the industrial place and it is uncomplicated to recognize, (there will be) inflow of staff from exterior, namely foreigners.

“I remain with the stance of not accepting the CLQ and have even said the subject (disagreement) verbally to the Mayor (of Penang Metropolis Council) and the undertaking developer since the region (Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir) is an old residential settlement and traditional village, so it is really inappropriate (for the development of CLQ),” he informed reporters right after launching the eSports Youth Cabin in this article very last night.

Reezal Merican, who is Kepala Batas MP, said the ministry would give emphasis to the field to be created in the industrial place and would not let any ‘backyard industry’ as it could open up the door to the inflow of foreigners there.

He explained the relevant parties must also carry out a social affect assessment very first so that in the conclude the objective of carrying out the task ought to be recognized and agreed by the inhabitants in the afflicted areas as perfectly as the people today as a complete.

Beforehand, people from extra than 10 housing estates in close proximity to the challenge held a tranquil protest in opposition to the proposed building of the CLQ in the spot, which would result in the placement of 1000’s of foreign staff, and proposed that the construction be shifted to the Ara Kuda region in Tasek Gelugor, which is not as well considerably absent.

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