Consul – General Noda attended the ground breaking ceremony of TECH DOME PENANG on 19th August. Chief Minister of Penang, Mr.Lim Guan Eng also attended as main guest. CM Lim addressed in his congratulatory speech that “Penang State government works to stimulate people’s interests in science, technology and create opportunities for the young to feel for themselves in order to develop future talent in this area. I expected TECH DOME to become a hub for science and technology studies as well as a platform to generate ideas.”
TECH DOME plans to open at the former Penang state government owned indoor ball game stadium, next to KOMTAR as the first Science Technology Museum in Northern Malaysia in June next year.
The Penang state government has already started the Penang Science Cluster project in 2009 which comprised the Tech mentor, Penang Science Café and Penang International Science fair.
Many local companies, local communities and multinational companies also support the two said projects.