It was announce that two Penang Mega Projects, PORR and Penang Monorail is put off for the time being.
As reported in Malaysiakini, the government has put off two major projects in the state - the RM2 billion monorail and RM1.5 billion Penang Outer Ring Road (Porr). Malaysiakini also quoted that the government decision might anger Penangites.
In my opinion, the Federal government MUST justify the cancellation of these two projects. Was is money or was it just plain penalizing the Islander for its strong support for DAP.
I think PORR has been a controversy ever since the project was announce. From its original route with many request for adjustment. Malaysia maybe the only few country in the world that build roads more than improving its public transportation. Shelving it probably a good idea, so that it will encourage the use of public transportation. However, Penang is in a desperate need for an efficient public transportation.
Monorail project should go on. Just look at most Penang' roads, the traffic jams are terrible. Monorail would be a good alternative. I think most Penangites would agree with me.
We seriously need less roads, what we really need is a good public transportation in all our cities.
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