BATU PAHAT: All foreign-registered vehicles entering the country from Singapore via Johor will be charged a Vehicle entry Permit (VEP) of RM20 starting the middle of next year.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the move was made in-line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's announcement on the implementation of the VEP for foreign-registered vehicles entering the country via Johor in July this year.
"The Transport Ministry is working out details of the VEP's implementation at the two entry-points in Johor, which is the Causeway and the Second Link, before it is enforced," he said.
Aziz explained that initially the government had agreed to the RM20 VEP charge which was planned to take place in January next year.
"However, the VEP's implementation has been postponed to the middle of next year as there are detailed preparations to be done, including the installation of special devices at the two entry-points in the state," he said after a ground-breaking ceremony at Dewan Pelbagaiguna Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Hwa Naan in Parit Imam here today.
Meanwhile, Aziz, who is also the Sri Gading member of parliament, said the implementation VEP in areas bordering Thailand and Brunei will be announced once Johor's phase is completed and running smoothly.
He said the government will also decide on the rates for the VEP involving foreign vehicles from the two countries.