APA KATA PAKAR KELAUTAN TENTANG RECLAIMATION YANG KETERLALUAN DI P.PINANG !

 Penang headed for ‘disaster’ due to reclamation, warns expert
 | August 22, 2016

Penang-reclamationPETALING JAYA: Penang is opening itself up to the possibility of having more natural disasters like flooding and tsunamis, due to coastal reclamation works going on in full swing, reported New Straits Times today.

The report quoted Dr Zulfigar Yasin, a Universiti Sains Malaysia marine biology professor, saying the reclamation works would also affect the island state’s fishery and tourism industry.

“It is serious enough for the state authorities to know that they are jumping into the unknown. Worse still, Penang’s environment is like a volcano waiting to erupt,” he was quoted saying, adding that the issue was a ticking time bomb.

Massive reclamation works are ongoing at Gurney Drive and the Queensbay area opposite Pulau Jerejak. Three man-made islands are expected to be created in the south of the island to facilitate the RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan.

According to Zulfigar, things have changed drastically in Penang in the last 10 years.

“We see rapid and huge reclamation projects for development, especially in the Free Trade Zone, Tanjung Tokong and the proposed southern area.

“Penang’s shape used to be rather jagged, but now, it’s more rounded. This means that most of our coastlines, especially in shallow areas, have been reclaimed,” he said, adding that if such reclamation continues unabated, it would affect people’s livelihood.

The reclamation would also affect the state’s seawater quality, and impact the fishery industry, where fishermen would lose their fishing grounds, he said.

“The obvious index is the price of fish. Before, the common folk ate fish, and the rich ate chicken. These days, it’s the opposite. Everything from the sea is becoming expensive.”

Penang would also lose out on water tourism and medical tourism if the reclamation continues, Zulfigar said.

He urged the authorities to come up with a study on the state’s coastline and to look at the impact of reclamation to mitigate the problem.

“We need a master plan and new guidelines to ensure sustainable development.

“We don’t want a repeat of Batu Ferringhi. The tourist hot-spot was pristine until development set in. We need to learn from mistakes,” he said, adding that reclamation works should be put on hold pending the completion of the study and mast

 Penang headed for ‘disaster’ due to reclamation, warns expert FMT Reporters | August 22, 2016 Marine biology professor says the massive reclamation works going on in Penang will come to ‘bite’ the island in the long run. PETALING JAYA: Penang is opening itself up to the possibility of having more natural disasters like flooding and tsunamis, due to coastal reclamation works going on in full swing, reported New Straits Times today. The report quoted Dr Zulfigar Yasin, a Universiti Sains Malaysia marine biology professor, saying the reclamation works would also affect the island state’s fishery and tourism industry. “It is serious enough for the state authorities to know that they are jumping into the unknown. Worse still, Penang’s environment is like a volcano waiting to erupt,” he was quoted saying, adding that the issue was a ticking time bomb. Massive reclamation works are ongoing at Gurney Drive and the Queensbay area opposite Pulau Jerejak. Three man-made islands are expected to be created in the south of the island to facilitate the RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan. According to Zulfigar, things have changed drastically in Penang in the last 10 years. “We see rapid and huge reclamation projects for development, especially in the Free Trade Zone, Tanjung Tokong and the proposed southern area. “Penang’s shape used to be rather jagged, but now, it’s more rounded. This means that most of our coastlines, especially in shallow areas, have been reclaimed,” he said, adding that if such reclamation continues unabated, it would affect people’s livelihood. The reclamation would also affect the state’s seawater quality, and impact the fishery industry, where fishermen would lose their fishing grounds, he said. “The obvious index is the price of fish. Before, the common folk ate fish, and the rich ate chicken. These days, it’s the opposite. Everything from the sea is becoming expensive.” Penang would also lose out on water tourism and medical tourism if the reclamation continues, Zulfigar said. He urged the authorities to come up with a study on the state’s coastline and to look at the impact of reclamation to mitigate the problem. “We need a master plan and new guidelines to ensure sustainable development. “We don’t want a repeat of Batu Ferringhi. The tourist hot-spot was pristine until development set in. We need to learn from mistakes,” he said, adding that reclamation works should be put on hold pending the completion of the study and master plan. Comments Readers are required to have a valid Facebook account to comment on this story. We welcome your opinions to allow a healthy debate. We want our readers to be responsible while commenting and to consider how their views could be received by others. Please be polite and do not use swear words or crude or sexual language or defamatory words. 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Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Penang headed for ‘disaster’ due to reclamation, warns expert FMT Reporters | August 22, 2016 Marine biology professor says the massive reclamation works going on in Penang will come to ‘bite’ the island in the long run. PETALING JAYA: Penang is opening itself up to the possibility of having more natural disasters like flooding and tsunamis, due to coastal reclamation works going on in full swing, reported New Straits Times today. The report quoted Dr Zulfigar Yasin, a Universiti Sains Malaysia marine biology professor, saying the reclamation works would also affect the island state’s fishery and tourism industry. “It is serious enough for the state authorities to know that they are jumping into the unknown. Worse still, Penang’s environment is like a volcano waiting to erupt,” he was quoted saying, adding that the issue was a ticking time bomb. Massive reclamation works are ongoing at Gurney Drive and the Queensbay area opposite Pulau Jerejak. Three man-made islands are expected to be created in the south of the island to facilitate the RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan. According to Zulfigar, things have changed drastically in Penang in the last 10 years. “We see rapid and huge reclamation projects for development, especially in the Free Trade Zone, Tanjung Tokong and the proposed southern area. “Penang’s shape used to be rather jagged, but now, it’s more rounded. This means that most of our coastlines, especially in shallow areas, have been reclaimed,” he said, adding that if such reclamation continues unabated, it would affect people’s livelihood. The reclamation would also affect the state’s seawater quality, and impact the fishery industry, where fishermen would lose their fishing grounds, he said. “The obvious index is the price of fish. Before, the common folk ate fish, and the rich ate chicken. These days, it’s the opposite. Everything from the sea is becoming expensive.” Penang would also lose out on water tourism and medical tourism if the reclamation continues, Zulfigar said. He urged the authorities to come up with a study on the state’s coastline and to look at the impact of reclamation to mitigate the problem. “We need a master plan and new guidelines to ensure sustainable development. “We don’t want a repeat of Batu Ferringhi. The tourist hot-spot was pristine until development set in. We need to learn from mistakes,” he said, adding that reclamation works should be put on hold pending the completion of the study and master plan. Comments Readers are required to have a valid Facebook account to comment on this story. We welcome your opinions to allow a healthy debate. We want our readers to be responsible while commenting and to consider how their views could be received by others. Please be polite and do not use swear words or crude or sexual language or defamatory words. FMT also holds the right to remove comments that violate the letter or spirit of the general commenting rules. The views expressed in the contents are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of FMT. Comments Share this story 252   1   1   259   Previous StoryNext Story‘Marvellous’ Rio flames out as Super Abe takes batonBadminton China bersinar di Olimpik, Eropah mula bangkit Explore topics disaster, Penang, reclamation, Top News, zulfigar yasin Sponsored Links You May Like The Safest Way To Lose 10 Kg Without Leaving Home! Pinky-Cloud Home Weight Loss Method That Will Surprise You! Pinky-Cloud How To Lose Weight in 10 Days! 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