On 18th November 2021, VERITAS successfully hosted its annual VERITAS Lecture Series; virtually for the first time. This year’s theme for the one-day seminar was “Mind the Gap”, focusing on the role of the Malaysian Public Transportation System in socio-economic progress.
The online seminar explored the evolution of various types of public transportation systems (e.g MRT, LRT, HSR, ECRL, BRT, etc) starting from planning stage up till execution, as well as the importance of “the last mile” to achieve a fully integrated solution for the public. Experts from policy and regulatory, finance, engineering, property development and design backgrounds shared their perspectives and exchanged ideas for the future. The seminar’s objective of building a close collaboration and cooperation among the various stakeholders, as a first step towards realizing the vision of a National Transport Plan 2019-2030, was indeed a success.
It was an honour to have with us renowned speakers such as Tan Sri Dato' Sri Ar. Hj. Esa Mohamed (Chairman at MyHSR Corporation), Mr Mark Staib (Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer of PETRA Transit Systems), Datuk Isham Ishak (Secretary General, Ministry of Transport Malaysia) and VERITAS award-winning architect and Principal; Ar. Ng Yiek Seng. Over 600 attendees from corporate, private public, academia and civil-society sectors attended the full-day conference.
The event was well-received, with high scoring feedback accompanied by congratulating remarks from all the delegates.