Thursday, May 29, 2008


Sabah to have Transport Academy


The fourth Transport Academy in the country would be built in Sabah to train Road Transport Department (RTD) officers and personnel from Sabah and Sarawak, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Lajim Ukin. He said a 33-acre land at Mile 10, Jalan Sungai Sibuga in the industrial zone in Sandakan had been identified for the proposed RM36 million project. The project to build the Transport Academy complex is expected to commence this year, said Lajim during a working visit to the RTD Sabah headquarters in Penampang yesterday. He said it is among the Federal- funded projects implemented in the State under the current Ninth Malaysia Plan. “Works to build the academy complex will commence after the acquisition of the land as the site for the project is completed,” said Lajim. Also present were RTD Deputy Director General Datuk Haji Solah Hassan, RTD Sabah Director Haji Wan Idrus Wan Sariff and Assistant Director Abdul Rahman Zakaria. Lajim said the existing Transport Academies are located in Melaka, Johor and Kelantan. In another development, Lajim who is also the Member of Parliament for Beaufort, said that last year, the State’s RTD registered RM80 million in revenue collections.