Ready for more talks with fishermen

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first_img Related News Northern Region He said the task force to negotiate with the fishermen would be headed by Penang agriculture and agro-based industries committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin.Chow added that the opportunity for negotiation was a positive indicator that the association was ready to accept compensation.He said the state would commit to taking measures and mitigating environmental impact as contained in the EIA application.“Although this might incur extra cost, all conditions need to be fulfilled,” he said.Chow said the state would also refer to the list of fishermen obtained from the Fisheries Development to formulate the compensation deal.On July 5, the state announced that PSR had obtained EIA approval with 72 conditions to be fulfilled.PSR is reportedly expected to generate RM70bil, of which RM46bil will be used to fund the Penang Transport Master Plan. Metro News 11 Jul 2019 Worry over fishermen’s livelihood THE Penang government will start fresh rounds of engagement with fishermen, now that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Penang South Reclamation (PSR) is approved.Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the last meeting with Penang Fishermen Association was in May, and while the state accepted their compensation proposal, the EIA was not yet approved then.“Their proposal for compensation was higher than what we offered. They are not seeking monetary compensation but instead are more focused on equipment.“Now that the EIA is approved, we will talk to them again,” said Chow after launching the International Model United Nations Camp at Chung Ling High School on Wednesday. Related News Chow meeting students after the launch of the International Model United Nations Camp at Chung Ling High School. Tags / Keywords: Nation 05 Jul 2019 Chow: DoE has okayed Penang South Reclamation scheme Nation 11 Jul 2019 Dr M: Govt to look into fishermen’s grouses over Penang reclamation project {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img

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