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The Penang Development Corporation will ensure that the development of Batu Kawan Industrial Park 3 (BKIP 3) continues to enhance the state’s reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East,’ says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

During the PDC Chinese New Year 2024 celebration at the PDC Atrium yesterday, Chow, who also serves as the PDC chairman, said PDC has achieved many significant successes, with the development of BKIP 3 marking a milestone achievement as its 10th industrial park.

“This is not just a historic achievement for PDC but for the entire Penang. I believe the development of BKIP 3 will generate high-income job opportunities, especially for residents, to improve their quality of life.

“The BKIP 3 development will also drive Penang’s potential as an investment destination of choice for local and international companies.

“PDC also plays an important role in providing physical infrastructure and logistics facilities to improve connectivity and the needs of the industry.

“Among them are the global business service hub or Global Business Services (GBS), Workers Village and Logistics Hub.

“All these facilities are for long-term economic growth thus supporting the implementation of various new projects such as the development of the third new town of Bandar Cassia in Batu Kawan, which includes residential, commercial, recreational and industrial development.

“With over five decades of experience, PDC has not only built an excellent reputation but has also taken Penang to a proud notch,” Chow said in his speech during the luncheon.

Chow is optimistic about PDC’s ongoing role as a catalyst for the state’s growth that aligns with Penang Vision 2030, which is to make Penang a ‘Smart and Green State that Inspires the Nation.’

He expressed hope that all PDC employees can work as a team under the leadership of its chief executive officer, Datuk Aziz Bakar. The goal is to ensure the smooth implementation of high-impact strategic projects outlined in the PDC Strategic Plan 2024-2028 for the continued development of the state.

During Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar’s recent working trip to BKIP 3 in Batu Kawan, he observed that the escalating development in Penang requires federal support to fortify its infrastructure.

To expedite the development, the Cabinet approved last week for the expansion of the Penang International Airport. The proposed Light Rail Transport (LRT) project is another major project that has obtained the green light from the federal government.

Chow expressed his gratitude to the PDC organising committee for organising the PDC 2024 Chinese New Year Celebration, describing it as a meaningful occasion in fostering the spirit of goodwill and harmony among its employees, regardless of religion, race and culture.

As the primary development agency of the Penang State Government since 1969, PDC boasts a diverse staff and always appreciates the importance of celebrating festivals like this together.

Organising chairperson Lim Be Hong said as part of PDC’s corporate social responsibility, PDC presented CNY goodies and RM500 each to six needy families in Bayan Lepas.

Even though the Lunar New Year celebrations had concluded on Feb24, the festive spirit lingered on as the attendees enjoyed a lion dance, a cultural performance by Phor Tay students and a musical performance by Milky Way Chinese Orchestra.

Among the distinguished attendees were Bukit Tambun assemblyman Goh Choon Aik, PDC chief executive officer Datuk Aziz Bakar, and PDC deputy chief executive officers Roslan Hassan and Abdul Latiff Abd Aziz.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

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