MALAYSIA NATIONAL TRANSPORT POLICY.docx

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Uber and GrabCar had no difficulty in gaining the public’s favour, and the introduction of the services had revolutionized the local public transport industry and created economic opportunities for many Malaysian. The government’s initiative in developing reliable and sustainable land public transport system continues with the LRT Line Extension project (LRT 3), consisting of 26 stations, spanning a distance of 37km. 8 | P a g e
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The Malaysian transportation infrastructure ranked 11 th among 138 countries in the latest world Economic Forum Global Competitive 2017 report, in recognition of the country’s transportation infrastructure quality. Malaysia’s inspiration to become a world class economy in 2020, people can expect this current decade to witness an acceleration of construction activities, particularly on projects that can boost the country’s infrastructure and utility services in order to keep up with the growing demand from the public. 5. ANALYSIS ON THE IMPACT OF THE POLICY The environmental impact of transport is significant because transport is a major user of energy and burns most of the world’s petroleum. This creates air pollution, including nitrous oxides and particulates, and is a significant contributor to global warming through emission 9 | P a g e
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of carbon dioxide. Within the transport sector, road transport is the largest contributor to global warming. Impact of this policy to environmental is reduce noise pollution and odor smell especially when most people use public transport like LRT, KTM and MRT as one of their main transportation. Public transport will make the city clean or capable of reducing carbon or toxic gas in urban areas. As example, some of student and employees use LRT, KTM and MRT to go to office, school or college, it will make percent for release of toxic gas decreases. Not only that, this will cause no significant environmental pollution. With this policy, Malaysia will not be listed in countries with environmental concerns especially in terms of air pollution, such as Gurugram in New Delhi ,this city has the highest Air Pollution Index(API). The health impact of transport emissions is also of concern. A recent survey of the studies on the effect of traffic emissions on pregnancy outcomes has linked exposure to emissions to adverse effects on gestational duration and possibly also intrauterine growth. It really danger to mother and the child in the womb. This will cause a percentage of miscarriage due to increased emissions of toxic gas. Other environmental impact of transport systems include traffic congestion and automobile- oriented urban sprawl, which can consume natural habitat and agricultural lands. By reducing transportation emmissions globally, it is predicted that there will be significant positive effects on Earth’s air quality, acid rain, smog and climate change. Because of this policy make by Malaysia government, they decide to create more transportation to reduce traffic congestion and environmental damage. Example of transportation is airplanes, trains and
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  • Fall '19
  • Road transport, Sustainable transport, Malaysia National Transport Policy

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