Light at End of the Tunnel?
Statement by Penang Heritage Trust
PHT welcomes the State Government’s publication on 25th March of the Penang Transport Master Plan with its balanced approach to resolving the problem of traffic congestion. The Transport Master Plan public survey showed clearly that the people of Penang prefer the balanced approach.
PHT wholly endorses the State Government’s commitment to improving public transportation so that it will be the people’s main choice when travelling. The State Government’s aim to achieve 40 per cent public transportation usage by the year 2030 is also laudable.
PHT is concerned, however, that the recent award by the State Government of contracts for highways infrastructure development is not consistent with the Master Plan’s balanced approach to solving Penang’s traffic problem.