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Ministry of Transport prepares framework to improve public transport in Malaysia, solves problems – Anwar

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said a comprehensive public transport framework is currently being prepared by transport minister Anthony Loke. He said the framework, which aims to improve aspects of public transport in the country, will be presented to the cabinet for implementation once it is ready.

He said that public transport programs were a priority and that, having given way to education and health care this year, it would be the focus of next year’s Budget, mail malaysia report.

“I would like to thank once again the transport minister, who is preparing a more comprehensive framework and strategy for public transport to be presented to the cabinet and then to be implemented in phases. paragraph,” he said at the press conference. Launch of the Putrajaya High Mass High Speed ​​Rail Line.

Anwar says that a well-defined public transport network will help solve traffic congestion problems, which can affect the country’s productivity. Citing a study from Bangkok that he read, he said that billions of dollars are lost in productivity just because of severe congestion.

“Time to get to work is a time that reduces productivity. The answer to that, he says, is public transport.

Last month, a TomTom Traffic Index report indicated that Kuala Lumpur drivers spent 159 hours on the road during rush hour traffic in the city center last year. It is estimated that drivers spent RM1,023 on fuel (RM221 due to congestion) and emitted 833 kg of CO2 (180 kg due to congestion).

Separately, Loke said that a cabinet committee to deal with public transport issues would be established in early April. He said that the members of the committee will come from various ministries and that the committee will be chaired by deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Star report.

“The commission will consider taking comprehensive steps to address the persistent traffic congestion issues plaguing the country, among other issues related to public transport,” Loke said.


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