PUTRAJAYA, April 10 – Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai says a special committee will be established within three months to upgrade and improve the structure and administration of the Road Transport Department (RTD). He said the committee will enhance the RTD to provide the best service to the people.
He said this at the 70th anniversary celebration of the RTD, here today. The RTD had introduced many initiatives to assist the public including e-register, borderless registration system, biometric transfer of vehicle ownership and the use of technology in enforcement.
Meanwhile, RTD director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad hopes the special committee can review laws to enhance their role in enforcement to improve road safety. Following a gradual transformation, the RTD can now handle an average of more than 60,000 customers daily.
“RTD has processed a total of 26 million registered vehicles and licensed 14.7 million drivers until 2015. The RTD is the third highest agency in terms of contribution to the country’s revenue in the last 10 years. Last year, the RTD collected revenue of RM3.7 billion. This was made possible because of the high commitment shown by the staff,” Ismail said.