Starting this yr, the Malaysian Ministry of Transport (MOT) will not maintain highway security marketing campaign launches at the side of festive intervals. Transport minister Anthony Loke stated that is to save lots of prices as every marketing campaign prices between RM100,000 and RM200,000, as reported by Bernama.
Loke stated the fee saving shall be channeled to extend the standard of present highway security campaigns that give a direct profit to the general public. “From this yr, there shall be no launching ceremony for any highway security marketing campaign. Even with out the launch, JPJ operations will nonetheless continues. Mixed operations shall be held and legal guidelines will proceed to be enforced, ” he stated.
“Nonetheless, if any non-public firm needs to carry a marketing campaign launch, that’s at their discretion. I’m stopping the ministry’s funds as we’ll use the cash for extra productive issues,” he added. “This might take the type of handing free motorbike helmets price RM55 every as we have now discovered many riders utilizing shabby helmets,” he stated throughout the 2024 MOT mandate.
In different issues, Loke stated MOT is specializing in 4 key areas this yr. The preliminary focus shall be on the interconnectivity and accessibility of the general public transport community. Loke stated this inline with the twelfth Malaysia Plan’s intention to attain excessive revenue nation standing.
MOT may even be specializing in land, air and maritime security, with Loke saying, “final yr virtually 7,000 lives have been misplaced in highway accidents making this person security problem a spotlight for MOT with any future campaigns required to fulfil its targets.”
The third goal is to put in a tradition of infrastructure, service and transport community upkeep. Lastly, MOT will drive coverage interventions primarily based on digitisation and strengthening knowledge use capabilities.
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