TRANSPORT MINISTER KHAW BOON WAN: SG WILL MATCH INCREASE IN MSIA TOLL

In Parliament, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan was asked if the ministry would adjust the Vehicle Entry Permit fee and toll charges for vehicles entering Singapore.

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The question came in response to Malaysia’s intention to charge RM20 for each foreign vehicle entering Johor from Singapore.

Mr Khaw replied that Singapore will continue to match any increase in Malaysia’s tolls. He said that Singapore has consistently advocated open and liberal transport links and connectivity with Malaysia.

He added that the tolls at the Causeway and Second Link were introduced in 1998 after Malaysia’s decision to levy tolls at both crossings.

Mr Khaw said that the ministry will make the appropriate adjustments after Malaysia implements the changes.

Currently, Malaysia is conducting a trial run for the Vehicle Entry Permit System (VEP) for foreign vehicles entering Malaysia via the causeway from Singapore from Jun 1 until July 15. The RM20 VEP charge would only be imposed from July 16. Registration of vehicles for VEP would be held till the end of the year.

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