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RM1b upgrade for scanning facilities at 72 entry points
Published on: Monday, July 22, 2019
By: Iffah Dilaney

LABUAN: An allocation of RM1 billion has been approved by the Ministry of Finance to upgrade the scanning facilities at 72 main entry points in the country.

Its Minister Lim Guan Eng said the allocation was also to purchase 72 new scanners and 32 patrol boats to further control border activities.

He said the acquisition for these facilities and assets will be made on an open tender basis.

Guan Eng said his Ministry acknowledged that the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) had played an important role in raising revenue for the Government to ensure public services and government operations could run smoothly.

“Realising this, the Government is concerned about its ability and the needs of JKDM in carrying out this important task, efficiently, professionally and in a clean manner,” he said when officiating the newly-upgraded Customs Department building launch of its e-Clearance System, here, Sunday.

He said the introduction of the Labuan eClearance system would enable online transactions.

“This is one of the examples of technological innovations and improvements being done,” he said.

He also praised the Labuan JKDM initiatives that would help and make the agency more viable in this challenging era.

Guan Eng said the Government had always improved the JKDM’s capabilities and achievements, and ensured services rendered to the people were also improved.

Talking about the Labuan Customs office upgrade, he said it would help raise comfort levels of customs officers and their customers.

“It is hoped that with the upgrade implemented by JKDM at a cost of RM2.4 million, this conducive space could provide comfort and spark enthusiasm to all Labuan customs citizens in discharging their duties as the national tax collector organisation and thereby enhancing efficiency in the service delivery system and quality of work.”

 



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