BUTTERWORTH, Jul 18 – The Penang DAP-led state government has been urged to explain the application to build a third bridge to link Gurney Drive and Bagan Ajam, the same with the plan to build the undersea tunnel. Opposition whip in the state assembly, Datuk Jahara Hamid said the sudden announcement by the state government on the proposed third bridge at the last assembly sitting had drawn the attention of many quarters, especially the public, who were keen to know the development.
“They already know the company for the undersea tunnel project and its cost, but why is there no explanation on the third bridge? They appear to be flip-flopping as if seeking to divert attention from the undersea tunnel issue. Until now, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has still not submitted a working paper on what he wants to be implemented. They (state government) don’t appear to be serious about what they wish to implement,” she told reporters at a Raya Open House she organised at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Telok Air Tawar, here, today.
On Friday, Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof reminded the Penang government for the fourth time to submit the existing study results and documents on the proposed third bridge before next Friday. Fadilah said the study and reports, which were overdue for almost two months, were to facilitate the subsequent meeting to be held between the ministry and state government. — Bernama