With final approval granted, Penang govt withdraws appeal over PSI

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However, lawyer says fisherman Zakaria Ismail has filed a fresh appeal to challenge the approval given by the federal government in April.

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An artist’s impression of the Penang South Island reclamation project, which received the final approval of the federal environmental regulators in April. (SRS Consortium pic)

The decision not to pursue the case in the Court of Appeal came after federal environmental regulators gave their final approval for the project in April. However, the natural resources, environment and climate change ministry also imposed 71 conditions that the project must meet. That saw the state government initiating judicial review proceedings in the High Court to quash the DoE’s decision and reinstate the project.

The reclamation project, originally costing RM10 billion, is a state government initiative to finance the RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan through the reclamation of three islands covering 1,620ha off Permatang Damar Laut.PSI project delivery partner SRS Consortium Sdn Bhd (SRS) will reclaim the island, with consortium partner Gamuda Bhd paying pay RM3.

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