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


KEPALA BATAS, June 12 (Bernama) — Housing and Nearby Governing administration Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican has requested the Penang authorities to supply details on the industrial sector to be made at the high technology-based industrial space on a 339-hectare web-site at Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir, here.

“We want an market based mostly on significant technological innovation because we do not want to count on unskilled employees. Most of the (unskilled) staff are to be put in centralised labour quarters (CLQ) in the industrial space and it is straightforward to fully grasp, (there will be) influx of staff from outdoors, namely foreigners.

“I keep on being with the stance of not accepting the CLQ and have even said the issue (disagreement) verbally to the Mayor (of Penang Town Council) and the job developer mainly because the place (Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir) is an outdated household settlement and standard village, so it is incredibly inappropriate (for the development of CLQ),” he explained to reporters after launching the eSports Youth Cabin in this article final evening.

Reezal Merican, who is Kepala Batas MP, stated the ministry would give emphasis to the business to be developed in the industrial area and would not allow for any ‘backyard industry’ as it could open up the doorway to the inflow of foreigners there.

He claimed the related events should really also carry out a social affect evaluation very first so that in the end the objective of carrying out the challenge should be understood and agreed by the inhabitants in the afflicted places as properly as the individuals as a whole.

Beforehand, citizens from a lot more than 10 housing estates near the task held a peaceful protest against the proposed construction of the CLQ in the region, which would outcome in the placement of hundreds of international workers, and proposed that the building be shifted to the Ara Kuda area in Tasek Gelugor, which is not also far away.



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