State government has yet to approve Langkawi new township development project
By Suzalina Halid - June 1, 2018 @ 6:09pm
ALOR STAR: The Kedah state government has yet to approve the RM30 billion new township project by property developer Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing in Langkawi.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir when confirming this said Ting's announcement came as a surprise because the project was never proposed, discussed, considered or approved by the state government.
"The state government under my leadership has yet to accept any proposal on the development of Langkawi New Township, so the announcement came as a surprise.
"I would like to explain that the project was proposed when I was the Menteri Besar for the first time when under Barisan Nasional and Tan Sri (Ting) proposed a reclamation project for a property development which would be sold to locals and foreigners.
"However, the proposal was not fol lowed with a deposit payment, a state requirement for any mega project," he said in a statement today.
He was commenting on media report quoting Ting as saying that he will launch the project on a 81 hectare reclaimed land on the island.
Ting was reported as saying the project involved the development of about 30,000 units of luxury condominiums, a commercial centre, a port for passenger boats and yachts, plus other facilifies.
On the same note, Mukhriz said the original proposal made by Ting was not valid and any new proposal must be officially submitted to the state for consideration.
He said so far Ting has yet to submit a new proposal for the mega project which he had announced.
"It is not our intention to cause any difficulty for investments to develop the state, in fact, we will give our full cooperation, besides providing guidelines and advice to make the project a success.
However, the state is firm on the need to abide by all re quirements and guidelines, which means that all projects need to go through an evaluation process to identify the social, environmental and economic impact," he said.
He said although the state welcomed investments and businesses, the three aspects will not be compromised.Source: Google News