Penang monorail project to take off next year

By THE STAR

PENANG: The RM1.2bil Penang monorail project will be implemented early next year, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said.

He said the state hoped to complete working out the details with Syarikat Prasarana Nasional Berhad (SPNB) by December.

“Three local companies have so far submitted their proposals to carry out the project.

“But, we want to first determine the alignment before picking the company to do the job,” he said at the state assembly sitting.

Dr Koh said SPNB would assess the proposals to determine which was more suitable and meet

the needs and demands of the people.

Asked if there would be a monorail link between the island and mainland, he said there were no immediate plans for that.

Dr Koh said such a link might be considered in the future if there were a high number of passengers using the monorail.

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