Decision on highway takeover to be announced end of August, says Baru Bian

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 08 Aug 2019

BESTARI JAYA (Bernama): The Cabinet is expected to make a decision pertaining to the proposed takeover of four highway concessions by end of this month after scrutinising the findings of the study carried out by the Works Ministry.

Works Minister Baru Bian said the findings were currently being distributed to all ministries for scrutiny and that the announcement on the matter would be made at the latest by the end of this month.

The minister, however, refused to elaborate.

"To be fair, I shouldn't speak prematurely about it, but definitely it is for the good of the people in all aspects, all the stakeholders' rights have been considered.

"So, we can expect something positive, " he said when asked about the latest development of the highway concession takeover plan here Thursday (Aug 8).

Last June, Baru was reported as saying that the proposal for the acquisition of any highway would only be decided by the Cabinet after taking into account the result of the study.

He said the ministry had also appointed an independent accredited audit consultant in January 2019 to study and examine the direction of the country's toll industry.

Earlier, Baru officiated the ground-breaking ceremony for IJM Corporation Berhad's Industrialised Building System (IBS) Plant here.

Also present were IJM Berhad group chief executive officer-cum-managing director Datuk Soam Heng Choon. - Bernama

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