KUALA LUMPUR: The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) has placed advertisements seeking tenders for the joint development of Penang state land covering 53 acres at the Jelutong dumpsite.
PDC said it was inviting companies to submit request for proposal (RFP) for the joint development.
PDC is also seeking a new disposal site for the construction of a new dumpsite.
Star Metro reported the Jelutong dumpsite has been operating the last 20 years and if all goes well, it would be rehabilitated by the state to make the land suitable for mixed integrated development.
Domestic waste is still being sent to Pulau Burung on the mainland.
The closing date for the RFP is Sept 14.
The successful bidder would be required to undertake an action plan to resolve dumpsite peat fires as well as to undertake rehabilitation/remediation work to make the landfill suitable for development.
The present market value of the site is RM500 per sq ft which puts the land price at more than RM107mil.