Bajet 2016 02

Malaysian Budget 2016 (Bajet 2016) will be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at 4pm today. We will be posting live updates on any automotive-related announcements from his speech here.

Transport

  • Improvement of logistical infrastructure, including the Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Highway (DASH), Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (SUKE), Pulau Indah Expressway and Central Spine Road highway.
  • RM900 million for Jalan Tun Razak Traffic Dispersal Programme, to reduce traffic along the road.
  • To study the construction of a coastal highway between Masjid Tanah to Klebang and from Klebang to Jambatan Syed Abdul Aziz in Melaka.
  • RM42 million to build Mukah Airport in Sarawak, and to renovate airports in Kuantan and Kota Bharu. Studies will also be made to improve the airport in Batu Berendam, Melaka.
  • A more efficient public transport system for those outside major cities.
  • LRT Ampang Line, 18.1 km, to be ready in March 2016. LRT Kelana Jaya Line, 17.4 km, to be ready in the middle of 2016. Both projects are worth RM10 billion.
  • MRT Sungai Buloh Line-Semantan will be ready in December 2016. Phase two, Semantan-Kajang will be ready mid-2017. Total 51 km, worth RM32 billion.
  • MRT2 Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya, total 52 km, to benefit 2 million residents. Costs approximately RM28 billion. Initial work will begin in Q2 2016, completed by 2022.
  • LRT3 Bandar Utama, Damansara-Johan Setia, Klang, total 36 km, to benefit 2 million residents. Costs approximately RM10 billion. Initial work will begin in 2016, completed by 2020.
  • Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail discussions to continue with Singapore.
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) KL-Klang project to go ahead, worth over RM1.5 billion. New BRT Kota Kinabalu, RM1 billion.
  • Upgrade works of rural road network, total 700 km, worth RM1.4 billion. Also, improvements of roads around FELDA settlements, RM200 million.
  • Road network coverage outside major cities have been expanded to 51,000 km, from 46,000 km in 2009.
  • Sarawak Pan Borneo Highway, total 1,090 km, to be completed by 2021, worth approximately RM16.1 billion. Phase one of this project in Sabah to begin in 2016, total 706 km, from Sindumin to Tawau, worth RM12.8 billion.
  • Pan Borneo Highway will be toll free.
  • Rural Air Services in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan to be exempted from GST.
  • Addition of 500 PDRM patrol motorcycles and 500 patrol cars, worth RM35 million.

5.45pm – And that’s it! Looks like there’s nothing concerning the automotive industry announced this time. You can read the PM’s speech in full below.

So folks, what do you think of Budget 2016? Sound off your comments below.