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53 Although enlarged in 1974 from the historic core of George Town to take in the whole island, the municipality has lost its former central role in a sequence of changes. Since 1966, elections to its council have been suspended and members are now nominated by the state government. Its responsibility for water supply was taken over by the Penang Water Authority; for electricity, by a federal enterprise; for fire services, by a federal ministry; for housing, by the state government. The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) has constructed industrial estates, new townships, and low-cost housing, promoted a flee trade zone, and undertaken extensive urban renewal.
Developing countries will be able to draw on this pool of expertise for technical advice on a sustained basis. Global support and synthesis. , support the regional panels and national institutions by synthesizing lessons learned, conducting state-of-the-art research, identifying best practices, and disseminating program-related materials. The present paper is part of a series of management tools produced by the UMP. MR. MICHAEL A. COHEN CHIEF URBAN DEVELOPMENT DIVISION TRANSPORTATION, WATER, AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT THE WORLD BANK Page vii Contents Executive Summary ix I.
But some of the factors aiding recovery have greater relevance for other economies under severe stress. 30 Governed by indirectly elected councils operating through an Anglophone committee system, municipalities formally have the dominant role in urban management. Of the major urban functions, only water supply and sewerage lie outside their remit. Their tax base includes property rating and a graduated personal tax. The central government pays teachers' salaries, has strong supervisory powers, and seconds the principal officers from central cadres.