Penang Gerakan Youth seeks answers over solar panel plant

GEORGETOWN, March 27 (Bernama) -- Penang Gerakan Youth today asked Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to give a detailed explanation regarding the proposed solar panel manufacturing plant in Batu Kawan.

Its Complaints and Services Bureau chief, Rich Too, said Gerakan Youth had asked Lim repeatedly to give the explanation but he did not answer the query raised.

"We want an explanation on the environmental effect and what the state government is doing to avert any undesirable incident. We are concerned because the proposed site is too close to residential areas," he told reporters.

It is learnt that the plant would be built with an investment of RM2.2 billion by a German company which is said to have started the process of acquiring land in the area for the purpose.

Too said Gerakan is not opposed to solar technology but the DAP-led state government must ensure that the plant is so located that it does not bring any harm to people and the eco-system.





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