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Monday, February 22, 2021

RM500 aid goes out to cabbies, and public transport drivers

 

20,000 taxi and rental car drivers have received the aid, and 15,000 others will receive the money by March 15.

KUALA LUMPUR: A one-off financial aid of RM500 for drivers of taxis, school buses, sightseeing buses, rental and e-hailing vehicles has been rolled out beginning today.

Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz said the aid package involved about 110,000 people with a total allocation of RM55 million.

“Some 20,000 taxi and rental car drivers have received the assistance which has been credited into the accounts of the drivers involved, while the remaining 15,000 will receive the assistance in stages by March 15,” he said in a statement, tonight.

The remaining 75,000 recipients including drivers of e-hailing vehicles, school and sightseeing buses will receive the assistance in stages from Feb 26.

He expressed hope that the assistance would help the target group while the national Covid-19 immunisation programme is carried out. He said the campaign was the starting point for the recovery of tourism and other sectors affected by the pandemic. - FMT

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