Azmin: Govt to take over toll concessions ‘one by one’

SEMENYIH : The government is promoting to manage highway workouts in the country in stages and through the correct process , says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali .

He stated the highway takeover task needed comprehensive discussions such as reviewing the deals as well as the financial implications involved after the takeover . 

“We have to plan early and we have already started … when all stakeholders have come to a decision, we will make an announcement,“ he told reporters after a meet and greet session with Kampung Pasir Baru residents in Hulu Semenyih here today.

Yesterday , the Prime Minister’s Office granted a statement that the government had started off talks with Gamuda Berhad to work out the addition of highway refunds for four major highways which the company has a majority stake in . 

Based on the statement , the government expects to abolish the existing toll mechanism upon successful takeover of the highways . 

During off-peak period from 11pm to 5am, usage of the highway is free. For regular hours, motorists will enjoy a 30 per cent discount from the existing rate.

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