Penang’s development still depends on the PDC

By Shahril Cheah

October 2010 FEATURE
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The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) is a household name in the state and has been synonymous with Penang’s growth for several decades. But for that relationship to continue, a re-organisation is being undertaken, along with other new initiatives.Ever since the PDC was formed in 1969, it has spearheaded Penang’s development into a modern economy. The PDC’s groundbreaking industrialisation efforts included establishing Malaysia’s first Free Industrial Zone at the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park in 1972, which won the 1995 FIABCI (International...

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Shahril Cheah

is a senior manager, with 28 years of service with the PDC. He is now attached to PDC Premier Holdings Sdn Bhd, the investment holding company of the PDC.