KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak has extended the contract of Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam by two years to Aug 31, 2015.
Prasarana group managing director Datuk Shahril Mokhtar said on Wednesday Ismail has been instrumental in driving the group's transformation plan.
Appointed as the non-executive chairman on Sept 1, 2011, the former Public Services Department (PSD) director general has played a vital role in the implementation of Prasarana's Go Forward Plan (GFP), which is in its first year of implementation under the five-year second phase called GFP 2.0.
"GFP 2.0 is Prasarana's roadmap for progress and our blueprint in uplifting the standard of the public transport industry in Malaysia especially in realizing the target of 40 percent modal share of public transport by 2020," Shahril said.
The launch of GFP 2.0 saw the creation of four new strategic business units - Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, Prasarana Integrated Development Sdn Bhd (PRIDE) and Prasarana Integrated Management and Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (PRIME).
Shahril added: " The next five years would be an exciting journey for us with all our plans for expansion and elevation of the public transport industry clearly mapped out under the GFP 2.0.
"We are looking at expanding the bus services in other state capitals , a new LRT Line between Kelana Jaya and Port Klang and even perhaps, new monorail lines. The leadership of Tan Sri Ismail is undoubtedly very crucial for us," he added.