Govt to draft plan to compensate PLUS for toll abolishment

Federal Highway Batu Tiga toll will be abolished next year. Currently users have to pay RM1.10,

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will draft a plan to compensate PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) following abolishment of the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas in Selangor, as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, when tabling the Budget 2018 last Friday.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the Works Ministry and Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) would draft the paper and look into any consideration, before the government agreed to pay the compensation.

“The compensation is still a subject of the existing agreement that both parties (government and PLUS) have signed.

“So, when the Prime Minister announced that the toll was being abolished, it means we have to pay compensation,” he told Bernama after The Nation programme aired by Bernama News Channel (BNC) at Wisma Bernama in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

Othman said both agencies would collaborate to work out the matter.

“The payment method is to be decided through negotiations. But, it has to be a win-win situation to both parties (government and PLUS),” he added.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was reported to have said that the compensation would be paid for the remaining 20 years of the contract, which is supposed to end in 2038. - Bernama

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