ECA names Penang ‘most liveable city’ for second year running


KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — Penang has been named as Malaysia’s most liveable city for the second year in a row by global consulting firm ECA International, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

He said that ECA International’s annual location ratings research data also showed that Penang had maintained its position as Asia’s eighth most liveable city, while Kuala Lumpur had dropped from ninth to 10th.

“If we only beat them once, people may say it’s a fluke. But we have repeated the feat this year.

“This year we are ahead of KL, the first time in history,” he told reporters here.

He stressed that ECA International, which helped firms assess locations for global staff placements, was a testament to Penang’s development under Pakatan Rakyat.

Lim said that connectivity to the state would be vastly improved in the near future as his administration was now expanding the airport, port and communication facilities while work on a second Penang Bridge was also underway.

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal


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