RM20 VEP charge to start in August, says deputy minister

Singapore revised its vehicle entry permit (VEP) fee on foreign cars entering the republic from S$20 to S$35 (RM51.26 toRM89.71) effective August 1. — AFP pic
Singapore revised its vehicle entry permit (VEP) fee on foreign cars entering the republic from S$20 to S$35 (RM51.26 toRM89.71) effective August 1. — AFP pic

JOHOR BAHARU, April 4 — The implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) charge of RM20 for every foreign vehicle entering Malaysia from Singapore is expected to start on August 1.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abd Aziz Kaprawi said the government was currently in the process of procuring and installing the equipment at the causeway in Johor and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link to facilitate collection of the fee.

“This is the first time Malaysia is implementing the charge and definitely it will take time in terms of procuring and installing the equipment,” he told reporters after flagging off participants in the ‘Funride and Criterium Road Race’ in conjunction with the coronation of the Sultan of Johor at Dataran Bandaraya, here, today.

Abd Aziz said the same charge would be imposed on VEP for foreign vehicles entering the country via other entry points such as from Thailand.

In another development, he said the ministry would hold discussions with the Land Public Transport Commission on fare increase for express buses, which has been postponed. — Bernama

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