Targeted petrol subsidy recipient list almost ready

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  • Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister (KPDNHEP) Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail speaking to media after ministry excellence award ceremony in Putrajaya.MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

PORT DICKSON: The government is in the final phase of identifying eligible recipients for the targeted petrol subsidy system to be implemented in the second quarter of the year.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifud­din Nasution Ismail (pic), who disclosed this, said a series of discussions had been carried out with gas station operators and consumer associations.

He said the Finance Ministry would announce the selected vendor to develop the targeted RON95 petrol subsidy programme implementation system.

Speaking at the opening of the BHPetrol Sepang-Lukut fuel station owned by Seng Group of Companies here yesterday, Saifuddin said it was the government’s hope that the targeted petrol subsidy system would take off smoothly.

At a press conference later, he said the successful vendor would be responsible for developing the system not only involving targeted petrol subsidies, but also targeted subsidies of other items.

“When the Finance Ministry identifies a vendor, our ministry will work with the selected vendor to ensure smooth implementation of the targeted subsidies.

“On the part of the ministry, discussions are ongoing with oil companies, small and large petrol station operators, agencies like the National Registration Department and Implementation Coordination Unit of the Prime Minister’s Depart­ment handling the e-Kasih data,” he said.

The ministry, which headed the targeted subsidy implementation programme, would ensure that the lists of those eligible to receive the targeted subsidies were in accordance with household incomes, Sai­fuddin said. — Bernama

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