KUCHING: Friday – The second program of the Dialogue Session with the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Association by the Chairman of CVLB Sarawak, YB Tuan Ripin bin Lamat, specifically for the Southern Zone, was held at the Main Meeting Room of CVLB Sarawak, this afternoon.
The objective of this dialogue session was to obtain views and feedback from representatives of associations related to commercial vehicle licensing; as a platform to share problems and issues faced by commercial vehicle licensing; as well as as a platform to foster cooperation and understanding between CVLB Sarawak and licensees.
It is hoped that the findings and feedback from this dialogue session will be used as a guide for the improvement of policies and regulations related to commercial vehicle licensing in Sarawak.
A total of 11 representatives of lorry, taxi, rental car and school bus associations attended the dialogue session, representing various commercial vehicle licensing associations in the Southern Zone of Sarawak.
ONE OFF GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVERS
Throughout 2021, apart from the main function of issuing commercial vehicle licenses, CVLB Sarawak has also been entrusted to help the government distribute one off government assistance under the Malaysian Economic and People’s Protection Program (PERMAI) and People’s Economic Empowerment Strategic Program (PEMERKASA). This program is implemented to help reduce the burden of the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the country. Under this program, eligible recipients consisting of taxi drivers, rental cars, school buses, sightseeing buses and e-hailing will receive assistance of RM500.00 from the government on a one off basis.
In 2021, a total of 4140 people have benefited under the PERMAI initiative. Meanwhile, under the PEMERKASA initiative, a total of 4094 recipients have been eligible for assistance.
Meanwhile, under the Sarawak State Government, through the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) 6.0, taxi drivers, rental cars and school bus operators registered in Sarawak also received assistance of RM600, while e-hailing operators of RM500 were given. on a one-off basis paid through Sarawak Pay.
Also present during the program this time were the Deputy Director of CVLB Sarawak, Tuan Razami Mohamad Jamali; Regional Manager, PUSPAKOM Sabah & Sarawak, Puan Liza Jayub Abdullah; Deputy Director of JPJ Sarawak, Tuan Erick Jusiang; Sarawak Deputy Chief of Traffic Investigation & Enforcement Department, DSP Mathew Manggie; representatives from the Sarawak Ministry of Transport (MOTS) as well as senior officers of the Sarawak CVLB.