Malaysia needs to turn to alternative sources of energy

Oct 15, 2004 02:00 AM

A Malaysian Cabinet committee has been set up to look at ways to reduce petrol consumption by turning to alternative sources of energy including natural gas (NGV).
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said there was a need to generate energy through other sources and reduce Government subsidy on petrol. He said the worrying trend of escalating world oil prices had caused the Government subsidy on petrol to increase.

Najib was commenting on the Malaysian Automotive Association's proposal for private vehicles to use NGV as alternative fuel which was cheaper than petrol.
"This (proposal) is good if it is economical and it will also reduce petrol consumption," he said,

NGV, normally used by taxis, is priced at 56 sen per litre. Najib added that to encourage people to use NGV, more natural gas stations must be set up throughout the country for the public's convenience.
He said this at the soft launch of the Malaysia International Aerospace Show (MIAS) 2005 where a MoU was signed between HeiTech Padu and Intelserve to organise the show.

Source: The Star Online
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