PUSPAKOM’s service will end in September after 30 years - Vehicle Inspection Providers will now be located in the cities and rural areas

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Starting next year, PUSPAKOM will no longer be the only party offering vehicle inspection services. According to Transport Minister Anthony Loke via The Star. He has also revealed the latest guidelines that must be followed by vehicle inspection service providers. That said, what should you know about it?

Loke said each vehicle inspection service provider will initially be allowed to operate in two locations, one in urban areas and one in rural areas. The service provider is then required to develop and operate both locations at the same time, with a list of locations to be provided at the stakeholder consultation session on April 23.

"With this, the ultimate goal is to ensure that every state and an area has at least one VISP to provide services to urban and rural communities," said Loke, adding that vehicle inspection service providers must have at least RM10 million in paid-up capital and RM5 million working capital to ensure business sustainability.

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Once approved, qualified service providers will be granted temporary approval for up to 24 months, during which time the company's premises will have to be fully developed and set up checkpoints at designated locations to operate, Loke said.

"Any party found to have failed to complete all the preparation processes within this time period will have their temporary approval revoked and will not be granted a license. While those who succeed will be granted a license to carry out vehicle inspections… for a maximum period of up to 10 years, with the ability to continue for another period to be determined later,” 

However, vehicle inspection service providers will not be allowed to offer repair or modification services, the sale of spare parts or vehicles, or any transaction related to these services, Loke added.

 

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