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ROVR launches first Mini Portable Container System to serve remote areas in Beaufort

24/01/2022 10:37 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 -- ROVR, the mobile refuelling service from Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB), has launched its first Mini Portable Container System (Mini PCS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to provide the community in Kampung Limbawang, Beaufort, Sabah with easier access to fuel. 

In a statement today, PDB said the Mini PCS is designed to serve remote areas, located 10 kilometres or more away from a petrol station, as part of ROVR’s Rural Development Plan and the ministry’s community drumming programme, which aims to ensure communities in rural areas with access to sufficient basic necessities at the same prices as in urban areas.

With easier access to fuel at retail pump price, local communities in rural areas will be able to carry out their daily activities with ease, thus helping to promote the development of small-scale entrepreneurs and boost the local economy. 

During the pilot phase beginning late November 2021, the 5,000-litre Mini PCS, which operates daily from 7am to 7pm, has served close to 3,500 vehicles and dispensed over 30,000 litres to date.

PDB plans to expand the initiative to more remote areas within Sabah and Sarawak with potential sites being as far as 50 kilometres away from a petrol station. 

“We are pleased to collaborate with the ministry to introduce the Mini PCS here in Beaufort, Sabah. The launch of this innovative solution marks a milestone in our effort to ensure energy accessibility that is crucial to fuel social and economic growth.

“Furthermore, ROVR has proven to be pivotal during crises, serving restricted areas under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) and flood-hit areas, and today’s launch further validates our strategy to provide solid business solutions that also serve community needs and is fully aligned with our promise to make your life simpler and better,” said PDB managing director and chief executive officer Azrul Osman Rani at the launch, which was officiated by the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

The minister said the launch of the collaboration augurs well with the ministry’s mission of increasing reach via its community drumming efforts through a systematic, safe, and community-empowered way. 

ROVR serves businesses in the Klang Valley, Pahang, and Johor by offering direct delivery of fuel.

It also serves everyday drivers in communities affected by floods and other calamities when needed.

-- BERNAMA


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