GEORGE TOWN, March 31 — A large portion of the Penang government's infrastructure and development project is focused on the mainland part of the state, Lim Guan Eng said today.
The Penang chief minister said the state government had completed RM300 million worth of projects in the state since 2008.
“Out of the RM300 million spent, RM124 million worth of projects are on the island and RM182 million worth of projects are on the mainland,” he said in a press conference at his office today.
This meant that almost 60 per cent of the projects are on the mainland.
These projects included housing, drainage and other infrastructure projects.
Lim said Penang Development Corporation (PDC) also implemented a total 163 projects on the mainland worth RM1.8 billion and 87 projects on the island worth RM400 million, where the bulk of the projects are on the mainland.
“These showed that the state government is also focused on the mainland and we did not neglect the mainland as accused by our political opponents,” he said.
He said the state ensured that development are focused on both the mainland and the island.
“The transport master plan also included both the island and the mainland,” he said.