via FMT, 20 February 2020: A small furore in Penang last week when some people thought a multi-storey car park was being built beside Fort Cornwallis, part of the Unesco World Heritage property of Penang. The Penang administration has since clarified that this has never been the case.
Chief Minister of Penang Incorporated (CMI) has denied that a multi-storey car park would be built next to Penang’s iconic heritage building, Fort Cornwallis, here.
In a statement today, CMI deputy general manager Bharathi Suppiah said the ongoing construction work at the open space beside Fort Cornwallis were conservation efforts carried out by George Town Conservation and Development Corporation (GTCDC), a state government-linked company.
The area in front of the fort will be enhanced through a moat reconstruction, conservation of the fort wall and bastion, and landscaping, she said.