The first phase of the long awaited Penang Sentral is expected to open to the public this October. Although launched 11 years ago, the project featuring an integrated transportation hub took such a long time mainly due to difficulties with land acquisition. This RM2.7 billion development is modelled after the Kuala Lumpur Sentral and is built on 12.8ha of land.
The Malaysian state of Malacca will be launching a free bus service starting from the 20th of August. The launch will be taking place at the Melaka Sentral. The free bus service would ply the Melaka Sentral – Hospital, Melaka – Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) and the Melaka Sentral – Melaka Transit Market routes in the historical city.
To support the growth of future sustainability leaders Scania Malaysia has established a fund to motivate and assist primary schools in Malaysia start up curricular activities, extra-curricular activities or projects that focus on sustainability.
The “Master Sustainability By Scania” fund will be kicked off by Scania Malaysia and will continuously be replenished by a portion of vehicle sales revenue.
RapidPenang initially considered reducing the number of buses for some routes and ending some routes entirely due to the financial burden as the ridership for some routes were too low to cover costs. Some routes even had as few as one or two riders per trip, which was unsustainable and not economical.
Starting 2019, visitors to Sentosa, Singapore will be able to hail autonomous buses via an app on their smartphones or at kiosks along a 5km route on the island as part of a three month public trial. Two units of a 22-seater bus and two units of a 15-seater shuttle, all fully enclosed and air-conditioned, will be used during the trial.
An Operasi Pemeriksaan Pemandu Bas (Bus Drivers Examinations Operation) was conducted at 25 bus terminals from June 9 to June 19 in conjunction with the Hari Raya holidays. National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) director-general Datuk Dr Abd Halim Mohd Hussin said the operation was part of a road safety programme that was conducted in cooperation with the police and Road Transport Department to run urine tests on express bus drivers.
Set up in 2008, Zhuhai Yinlong Energy Co Ltd is headquarted in Zhuhai. Since 2009, the company has been committed to researching, developing, producing and selling lithium batteries and its related materials. Later, its business expanded to research and development, production and sales of power systems for electric vehicles, whole electric vehicles, intelligent peak load and frequency regulation systems. To date, the company has established a closed loop industrial chain in the new energy industry.
The second edition of the Asian Retread Conference (ARC) is well in lane for launch. The two day event will be held at Sime Darby Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 2-3, 2018. Themed on “Better, Faster, Cheaper,” ARC 2018 will bring together some of the leading global players in tyre retreading under one roof to focus on the win-win features of the industry.