Residents having sleepless nights
17 Jul 2012, 4:10 PM
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Thousands of residents at Macallum Street Ghaut have complained of noise pollution and sleepless nights because of activities by a nearby private shipyard.
They brought up their problem at a press conference organized by the Penang Gerakan at the party headquarters in Jalan Macalister on Monday.
Present were Pangsapuri Pelangi Residents Association chairman Peter Saw, Penang Gerakan legal and human rights bureau chairman Baljit Singh, Penang Gerakan publicity, information and communication bureau chief Dr Thor Teong Gee, Pulau Tikus Barisan Nasional coordinator Rowena Yam and Tanjung Barisan Nasional coordinator Tan Kah Leong.
Saw said the sand blasting operation at the shipyard was causing noise pollution to residents staying in the five blocks of flats which have 960 units.
He said many complaint letters had been sent to the Chief Minister and the Exco in charge of local government but till today, nothing was done to alleviate the sufferings of the residents.
He said heavy vehicles use the same road as the residents to move in and out of the area daily and even at night, and because of the narrow space available, residents are worried that accidents will occur.
Baljit Singh said there should be guidelines and restriction on the use of the said land occupied by the shipyard.
“Heavy vehicle movements in such a big residential area will endanger the lives of residents,” he said and urged the state government to urgently solve the problem.
by Editorial Desk