KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — The Work Ministry is in midst of finalising the compensation to be paid to the concessionaire of the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) in Johor for the loss of revenue when the toll is scrapped from January next year.
Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said certain criteria must be taken into consideration in finalising the matter to ensure win-win situation for all quarters involved.
“We are not trying to protect the interests of the concessionaire, but more on the investment, so that the government, the users and investors will not be at the losing end,” he said when winding up the debate on the Supply Bill 2018 at the committee stage for his ministry at the Dewan Rakyat sitting here yesterday night.
Fadillah said the findings from the social impact survey on the taking over of the EDL, as well as the public feedback, would also be taken into account to ensure win-win situation for all quarters involved.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when tabling the 2018 budget on Oct 27, announced the scrapping of several tolls, namely at Batu Tiga, Shah Alam and Sungai Rasau in Selangor; Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah; and the EDL.
The Dewan Rakyat sitting continues tomorrow. — Bernama