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  1. In TheStar today, https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/06/10/new-airport-proposals-for-penang/ New airport proposals for Penang EXCLUSIVE:GEORGE TOWN: Amid all the hype surrounding the Kulim International Airport (KXP) there is now even talk of two companies proposing to build a new airport in two different locations in south Seberang Perai on mainland Penang. It is learnt that one private company proposed to the Federal Government its plans to build a new airport in Penang, while another company is about to do the same soon. One proposal – called North Malaysia International Airport (NMIA) – involves acquiring thousands of hectares of padi land, while another – the Northern Region International Airport (NORIA) – entails reclaiming 5,000ha off the coast of south Seberang Perai. Both proposed locations are within 10km of each other. If the plans materialise, it would spell the end for Penang International Airport (PIA) in Bayan Lepas which is on Penang island. It is understood that the proposal for NMIA, if given the nod, would be an exchange for the rights to develop the coveted prime land now occupied by PIA. A source revealed that the location of NMIA, which would cost about RM10bil and covering a whopping 650ha, would be near the border shared by Kedah, Penang and Perak. The site, at present, is a vast tract of padi fields, and the project includes an additional 400ha for warehousing and logistics facilities. “The company proposed an airport large enough to handle 16 million passengers a year, expandable to 25 million. “It will serve the three states with a check-in terminal featuring a transit monorail for flight passengers to commute between Penang island and NMIA in 45 minutes,” the source revealed. He said the monorail transit line was calculated to be 57km long, about the same as the train link between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and KL Sentral. This rail link includes an interchange station with the Electric Train Service between Padang Besar (Perlis) and Kuala Lumpur, and stops at Batu Kawan Industrial Estate on the Penang mainland and near Queensbay Mall in Bayan Lepas on the island. “The company’s proposal for NMIA was so detailed that it surprised those to whom it was presented to in the Federal Government,” said the source who declined to reveal who attended the project presentation. A check revealed that the state government might not be aware of the proposal. When asked, a senior state executive council member replied that “this is the first time I am hearing about it”. The source said the company did not “ask for a sen” to build NMIA, and the proposers offered to build it in exchange for the land that PIA is on. “They won’t even need the land until NMIA is fully operational. “The company claims it can raise enough funds to build NMIA fully before seeing a return on their investment by developing the Bayan Lepas airport land,” he said, adding that the company is also willing to finance the cost of acquiring land in south Seberang Prai to build NMIA. He said while the current estimated value of the Bayan Lepas airport land is RM7.2bil, the development value would be more than double and “immense” enough to make NMIA commercially viable. The other proposal, NORIA, includes the building of an industrial fisheries port, a major enhancement to Penang’s aquaculture sector in south Seberang Prai and a new electronics industrial park. A different source revealed that this entails reclaiming 5,000ha between the second Penang bridge and the Penang-Perak border. “It will be an island. On top of an airport, it will be the largest aquaculture and deep-sea fisheries hub in peninsular Malaysia,” the source said, adding that the fishing port would support tuna fishing activities in the Andaman Sea and even the Indian Ocean on the other side of Sumatra island. More than 30,000 tonnes of salt and brackish water fish are farmed here yearly and it is the largest source of farmed fish for peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. He said NORIA includes a mega industrial park for the electronics industry. “The population in northern Perak and southern Kedah will be the greatest beneficiaries of such an industrial park because it will create tens of thousands of new jobs for them. “Now, there are fleets of factory buses bringing workers from Kamunting and Taiping in Perak to Bayan Lepas every morning. “They have to wake up before 5am to get to work. They sleep in their buses. By having a new hi-tech estate closer to Perak and Kedah, the spillover benefits will be more thoroughly shared,” the source said. He said the prospect of building an inland port in Kedah with a rail link to NORIA was also being studied. “The company is planning to propose it formally to the Federal Government soon,” he added. On KXP which is in Kulim, the source said, it “has not been cast in stone”. “It is closer to Sungai Petani, too far from Perak to give direct benefit,” he said. It was announced in March that the RM1.6bil KXP has been approved as a private financing initiative and a company to develop it will be picked via open tender. KXP has generated much interest in the northern region, with industry players in Kedah eager for it and industrialists on Penang island feeling worried that it would adversely impact their state’s economy, especially if it leads to the eventual decommissioning of PIA.
  2. Taken from one of the forum: Bhavye Suneja, kapten pilot Lion Air JT-610, yang jatuh di perairan Tanjung Karawang, Jawa Barat, Senin pagi 29 Oktober 2018, diketahui sudah memiliki jam terbang lebih dari 6.000 jam terbang. " Kapten pilot sudah memiliki jam terbang lebih dari 6.000 jam terbang dan copilot Harvino telah mempunyai jam terbang lebih dari 5.000 jam terbang, ujar Corporate Communications Strategic Lion Air, Danang Mandala Prihantoro dalam keterangan tertulis. Selain Bhavye dan Harvino, enam awak kabin lainnya yang bertugas pada pesawat Lion Air yang jatuh itu adalah Shintia Melina, Citra Noivita Anggelia, Alviani Hidayatul Solikha, Damayanti Simarmata, Mery Yulianda, dan Deny Maula. Danang menambahkan, Lion Air sangat prihatin dengan kejadian ini dan akan berkerjasama dengan instansi terkait serta semua pihak sehubungan dengan kejadian ini. Terkait dengan kejadian ini Lion Air membuka crisis center di nomor telepon 021-80820000 dan untuk infomasi penumpang di nomor telpon 021-80820002. " Kami akan terus memberikan informasi terbaru sesuai perkembangan lebih lanjut" . RIP Captain
  3. Indonesian SAR confirmed, the plane crash. That was a new plane right?
  4. http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/01/13/air-asia-coo-dies/ AirAsia Group COO Anaz Ahmad dies of cancer KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has confirmed that its Group Chief Operating Officer Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin , 43, passed away at 5.50am Friday after battling cancer. In a statement, the budget airline said Anaz will be buried at the Tanah Perkuburan Raudhah, Kota Seriemas, Negri Sembilan, after Friday prayers at the Masjid Kuarters, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). - Bernama.
  5. Must be a lot of his products served on board the plane.
  6. coverage from kompas.. http://lipsus.kompas.com/topikpilihanlist/3381/1/pesawat.airasia.hilang.kontak
  7. Good info about who sit where in the plane http://graphics.wsj.com/documents/mh17-seatmap/#4d
  8. rcvd info that MAS pilot assoc. had their meeting last night... must be a somber meeting..
  9. At least AA's Pak Nasser nasik Lemak provide anchovies & peanuts compared to this nasik lemak telanjang.
  10. Plane with three onboard crashes in Ulu Yam jungle BY NICHOLAS CHENG KUALA LUMPUR: The fate of three Royal Selangor Flying Club members is uncertain after their Cessna 172 plane crashed deep in the jungle near Empangan Batu, Ulu Yam on Friday evening. The plane is believed to have taken off from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Subang on a training flight at around 4.50pm. It lost communication with the control tower at around 5pm. Its last known coordinates are 031701 N and 10141 E. Gombak OCPD ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the pilot, who identified himself as Captain Saiful, could be contacted on his mobile phone. He said Saiful told officials he was in a hill area opposite Empangan Batu and that he had lost his two passengers before connection was cut off. No information of his condition was communicated. ACP Abdul Rahim said a search and rescue operation was initially launched but called off at 7pm and would only start again at first light Saturday morning. "The area in which they crashed has not been pin pointed and it is too dark now to start a search. "Tomorrow's operation will consist of officers from RMAF, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and the Civil Defence Department (JPAM)," ACP Abdul Rahim told The Star.
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