Feasibility study needed on Kulim airport — Penang CM

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GEORGE TOWN (March 20): The Penang Government is sticking to its stand that a feasibility study should be done first before the Kulim International Air Cargo Terminal project is carried out.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said even though it was understood that the project will be undertaken by the private sector, the long-term impact on the economy of Penang must be taken into consideration.

“Kedah has every right to embark on high-impact projects but whether it is feasible, sustainable, necessary or not, I feel we need to go back to the drawing board to come up with the right answers,” he told reporters after launching the Business Events Penang 2018 Review here today.

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who was in Kedah yesterday, had announced the air cargo terminal project for Kulim and that it would be privately funded.

Meanwhile, Kulim Assemblyman Yeo Keng Chuan told Bernama that the project would spur economic development in his constituency and help create jobs.