According to Transport Minister Anthony Loke, 200 vocational Public Service Vehicle (PSV) bus licences are being given away to the B40 group in the eastern states.
It was an addition to the 500 PSV bus licences that had been made available by the government under the MyPSV scheme that has just been introduced.
The offer to the B40 group, particularly for the states of Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan, wasn’t made because Kelantan and Terengganu have state elections coming up next month; instead, the move is from a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund that was given out by the government organisation Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL).
The states were chosen because MRL was involved in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project’s execution, and it was thought suitable for the CSR monies to be given back to the people living in the east coast states.
In order to jointly implement the plan with the Road Transport Department (RTD), Loke anticipates assistance from bus firms that run routes from the Klang Valley to the east coast states.