Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan had advised people to ‘wake up early’ and use alternative routes if they wanted to avoid paying toll.
4 January 2018
Penang expects record RM10b investments for 2017
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 4 — Penang is expecting to top the manufacturing sector in the country with over RM10 billion in approved investments for the whole of 2017.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Malaysian Investment Development Authority’s latest report placed Penang at the top in the country with a total RM8 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) in the manufacturing sector between January and September 2017.
“The domestic investment stands at RM1.9 billion which brings to a total of RM9.9 billion,” he said in his speech at the signing of a strategic partnership agreement here.
Lim later told Malay Mail that the state expects to easily exceed RM10 billion in total investments for the whole of 2017.
“There was a boom in the electronics sector and we expect this trend to continue this year,” he said.
He said a main portion of the total investments was FDIs and this year, the state hoped to attract more of the same.
“We have our own projections to record about RM5 billion in investments this year,” he said.
15 Oct 2016
Guan Eng: Penang has top GDP growth for 2014-15
Penang chief minister rebuts BN criticism that the state had the lowest per capita GDP growth from 2007-2015.
PETALING JAYA: The Penang state government has denied claims about its “woeful” financial performance and touted figures to show that the state had the highest growth rate for per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014-2015.
In a statement today, the chief minister, Lim Guan Eng, countered criticisms made by Barisan Nasional that Penang’s per capita GDP growth rate from 2007-2015 had been the lowest among all states.
Lim pointed out that Penang had recorded only a 5.9 per cent growth rate for 2006-2007, the lowest among all states, when Penang was under a Barisan Nasional government.
By contrast, he said Penang recorded a 6.4 per cent GDP growth rate for 2014-2015, from RM42,130 per person to RM44,847 per person, which he was the highest among all states. He also quoted growth rate figures of 9.5 per cent for 2013-2014 (second-highest), 3.9 per cent for 2012-2013 (third-highest).
Lim said, however, that the Pakatan Rakyat had turned Penang’s economy into “one of the most dynamic in Malaysia” and highlighted its budget surplus of RM574 million accumulated from 2008-2015, and the increase of the state’s assets from RM850 million to RM1.6 billion.
13 Oct 2016
Gerakan urges Guan Eng to seek advice from Rahman Dahlan
By ARFA YUNUS – 13 October 2016 @ 12:25 PM
“Rahman is in charge of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and so he is the best person for Lim to talk to.
Wake up early to avoid tolled roads — Abdul Rahman Dahlan
Tolls on intercity highways in the Klang Valley were increased between 20 sen and RM3 in October, leaving motorists fuming.
But Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan had a simple solution for mitigating the increase, even avoiding tolls altogether: rise a little earlier each day.