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Higher quit rent collection with new payment systems

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territory Land and Minerals Director's Office (PPTGWP) saw an increase in quit rent collection for the first two months this year, following three initiatives to facilitate payment.

Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said the initiatives were online payment, One Piece Flow (OPF) counter and discounts of between five to 10 per cent for timely premium payment.

"Since it was implemented in mid-2009, collection for January and February this year is RM28.8 million, as compared to RM27.7 million for the same period last year. We believe this is due to the improvement in our systems," he
told reporters after launching the OPF counter and the new PPTGWP logo here on Friday March 12.

He said of the 63,829 owners who paid their quit rent during that period, 11.5 per cent did so online."We hope the people will be more receptive towards online payment because it will make things easier for us, and we hope to reach 40 per cent online payment by May," he said.

Ahmad Phesal said the OPF counters set up since June last year would ensure that land-related matters were resolved within a day, as compared to 40 days previously.

"The PPTGWP has reshuffled its overall system and process, whereby any land matter such as document delivery and collection will be settled on the same day, instead of a 40-day wait," he said.

He said those who had yet to pay their quit rent could do so at www.ptgwp.gov.my. - Bernama

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