BATANG KALI — The federal government is providing 4,000 Vocational Public Service Car (PSV) licences free of charge to the B40 group by the MyPSV programme, mentioned Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
He mentioned of that quantity, 3,500 PSV licences had been for e-hailing and taxi drivers, whereas the remaining 500 had been for PSV bus drivers and concerned an allocation of RM2 million.
Loke mentioned the initiative, in addition to serving to the B40 group, who should bear the price of RM2,590 to acquire a PSV bus license, was additionally launched to fulfill the wants of the transport business which is experiencing a power scarcity of bus drivers.
“The nation wants 1000’s of bus drivers, not solely by Prasarana (Malaysia Berhad), but in addition specific bus and stage bus firms within the nation.
“I’m made to know that some specific bus firms are experiencing a scarcity of drivers and one of many elements that don’t entice folks to grow to be bus drivers is due to the low wage,” he mentioned after launching the national-level MyPSV Programme 2023 right here in the present day.
Loke mentioned the initiative was a part of the federal government’s accountability and dedication to open up alternatives and house for the folks to enhance their socioeconomic standing and family earnings by job alternatives within the public transport service sector.
“This programme can even instantly assist and enhance the survival of the general public transport and tourism sectors within the nation,” he added.
He mentioned the MyPSV programme might assist to supply competent and secure bus, taxi and e-hailing drivers because the eligible candidates could be required to bear coaching and exams to make sure their competence earlier than being issued the PSV Vocational Licence and allowed to drive public service automobiles.
Candidates beneath the MyPSV Bus programme are required to attend the Vocational Principle Course, Coaching and Sensible Check (masking circuits and roads) equal to the prevailing laws, whereas candidates beneath the MyPSV E-Hailing Programme solely must attend the E-Hailing Principle Course, he added.
In the meantime, when requested a couple of commotion which concerned a minister on the Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport (KLIA) lately, Loke mentioned the entry course of for international vacationers, particularly at KLIA, might be improved as a result of it includes safety points.
It’s because the federal government additionally needs to make Malaysia a tourist-friendly nation, he added. — BERNAMA