The proposed road charge (RC) or Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) charge for foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia via the Thai border will only be implemented after the completion of a technical study conducted by the transport ministry, Bernama reports.

According to road transport department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron, the study on the installation of VEP in states bordering Thailand was still ongoing.

“We will then be able to implement the VEP charge as that already implemented in Johor Bahru. However, for now, we have not decided on the timeframe as the study is still in progress. We will also discuss with the state government to work on the appropriate time to implement VEP charge at Kedah’s border with Thailand,” he explained.

The move to implement the road charge, which has been approved by the cabinet, was originally set to begin from the end of 2017. It was reported earlier this year that the system was slated to start running from June.

He reiterated that the fee will be RM20 per entry for foreign registration vehicles coming in from Thailand. Nadzri added that the RM9.1 million had been collected from Singaporean-registered vehicles from November 2016 until July this year.