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At the crossroads of highway policy, which way should M'sia go?

Lee Long Hui  |  Published:  |  Modified:

SPECIAL REPORT The Malaysian Highway projects are the outcome of the privatisation agenda. Under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) concept, the government awards concession contracts to highway companies, which in turn, build and operate the highways.

When the contract period ends, they will transfer the management of the highway back to the government.

On the government’s side, its aim is to save public expenses by handing over the management of the highways to the contractors - and it is dependent on the efficiency of these private companies to run the highways.

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