JOHOR BARU: Come Aug 1, foreign vehicles entering Malaysia through the Causeway here and the Second Link Expressway in Tanjung Kupang, Gelang Patah, will have to pay the vehicle entry permit (VEP) fee.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the proposed RM20 rate would remain as it was seen to be “appropriate at this point of time”.
He said there were several issues that needed to be fine-tuned before implementing the VEP, hence the postponement from June to August.
“Among the aspects that we have to look into are the installation of the gentries at the entry points in Johor Baru and the procurement process,” Abdul Aziz told reporters after flagging off the Funride and Criterium run.
The event was held in conjunction with the coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Sultan Iskandar which was held on a grand scale on March 23.
He said the Government also planned to extend the VEP to entry points on the northern states for foreign vehicles entering Malaysia from Thailand.
“This will be implemented for next year,” Abdul Aziz said.
“Foreign vehicles entering Johor Baru have to pay the VEP daily.
“There won’t be any exemption like what is being done in Singapore (no fee is collected on weekends and public holidays).”
On Aug 1, 2014, Singapore increased the VEP fee for foreign vehicles entering the republic from RM51 (S$20) to RM90 (S$35) daily.
The republic had also raised the Goods Vehicle Permit from RM26 (S$10) to RM103 (S$40).