be a: Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB), in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs, launched its first Portable Mini Container System (Mini PCS) to provide the community of Kampung Limbawang, Beaufort with easier access to fuel. The Mini PCS is designed to serve remote areas 10 km or more from a gas station, as part of ROVR’s rural development plan and the ministry’s community drumming program which aims to ensure that communities in areas rural areas have access to sufficient basic necessities at the same prices as in urban areas. With easier access to fuel at retail prices at the pump, local communities in rural areas will be able to carry out their daily activities with ease, helping to foster the development of small entrepreneurs and boosting the local economy.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi, who chaired the launch, said it bodes well for the ministry’s mission to increase reach through our community drumming efforts in a systematic, safe and empowered by the community since the Mini PCS is operated by a local. During the pilot phase beginning in late November, the 5,000 liter Mini PCS, which operates daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., has served nearly 3,500 vehicles and dispensed more than 30,000 liters to date. PDB plans to expand the initiative to more remote areas of Sabah and Sarawak, with potential sites within 50 kilometers of a gas station. PDB Director General and CEO Azrul Osman Rani said ROVR has proven to be essential during crises, serving restricted areas under EMCO and areas affected by floods.
Currently, ROVR serves businesses in Klang Valley, Kuantan and Johor by offering direct fuel delivery. It also serves daily drivers in communities affected by floods and other calamities when needed. * Follow us on instagram and join our Telegram and or WhatsApp channel(s) for the latest news you don’t want to miss.
* Do you have access to the Daily Express electronic newspaper and exclusive news online? To verify subscription plans available.