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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, July 17: Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin hoped that the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) can expedite the approval for outstanding applications of new permits.
Lee, in a press statement today, said since the CVLB is meeting monthly, he hoped the outstanding application for the new permit can be sorted out so that there will be business generated to spur economic development.
“It is important now that the CVLB Board meeting can commence its monthly meeting and execute its function as there are about 252 outstanding applications for new permits since February 2020 to be deliberated and approved by the board.
“I wish the new board can speed up the approval of outstanding applications so that these applicants can carry out their business as usual.
“The expeditious approval for new applications will help to accelerate the pace of economic development in the state as they will generate more businesses and stimulate the economy through the multiplier effects.
“This is especially so during the Covid-19 period as the state government strives through various stimulus,” he said.
In the meantime, Lee expressed his appreciation to Federal Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and Deputy Transport Minister Hasbi Habibollah for expediting the appointment of the CVLB board members recently.
Lee also congratulated Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat who has been recently being appointed as the new chairman of CVLB Sarawak.
At the same time, he congratulates all the new board members of CVLB as well as the board members who were re-appointed. —DayakDaily