Muhyiddin sees no logic for 3rd-link Penang tunnel
KUALA LUMPUR--Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has questioned the logic behind the proposed third link between Penang island and the mainland, warning it may end up being a waste of funds.
“It is up to the Penang Government to decide on this project. But I must caution them against wastage.
“Such a mega-project would require a lot of money. What is the need for a tunnel, I don't know.”
Muhyiddin said there was no evidence the second Penang bridge, which is halfway towards completion, would be inadequate to handle the increasing traffic between the island and the mainland.
“The second bridge is being built with the future in mind. Allow this project to be completed first. then look at the situation over time.
“If it solves the problem, why would they (the state government) need to spend so much?” he asked, responding to the announcement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on the proposed third link that would be in the form of an undersea tunnel.