GEORGE TOWN, Feb. 15 -- Penang Development Corporation (PDC) has called for a request for proposal (RFP) for the Batu Kawan Industrial Park 2 (BKIP2) land that was embroiled in a controversial land deal last year.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the RFP is for phase one of BKIP2 covering about 226.47ha (559.64 acres).

"The RFP is to invite industry players to be a strategic partner in developing phase one of BKIP2 with PDC," he said during a press conference at his office in Komtar today.

He said a pre-qualification request for the RFP was advertised from February 8 and the tender will continue to be advertised in mainstream media and PDC's website for six weeks until March 21.

He said PDC will be directly involved in the dev...