12 of 13 Coastal Road Network packages under construction, 2 to be completed this year

The proposed Second Trunk Road project marked with dotted coloured lines, also marked with the yellow boxes. The solid black and solid red lines are the Pan Borneo Highway and the Coastal Roadm, respectively.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 15: A total of 12 out of 13 new road and bridge packages of the Coastal Road Network are currently under construction, with two of them expected to be completed this year.

Minister for Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the last package is currently at the re-tendering stage.


“The construction schedule for the 12 packages includes two targeted for completion in 2024, nine in 2025 and one in 2026,” he said.

As for the 29 Coastal Road Network rehabilitation packages, he said 23 have been completed compared to 17 reported in the last Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUS) sitting.

He said the construction progress of the remaining six packages are at 0.76 per cent for the 10.7km Matu-Igan Road; 99.39 per cent for the 12.05km Oya/Igan Road; 98.74 per cent for the 8.09km Mukah-Oya Road and Mukah-Matading Road; and 96.19 per cent for the proposed roudabout at Balingian RGC.

On the Second Trunk Road, which consists 20 projects with a total value of RM5.58 million, Uggah informed that 13 projects are in various stages of construction and the remaining seven are at a pre-contract stage.

“The construction schedule for the 13 projects encompasses six projects that are targeted for completion in 2025, followed by three in 2026, three in 2027, and one final project in 2028,” he said in his ministerial winding-up speech in the august House today.

Uggah, who is also Sarawak Deputy Premier, said his ministry was entrusted to implement 266 People’s Project with a cost of RM15.7 billion, comprising of 152 road projects, 52 bridges, 57 buildings, a STOLport, and four jetties.

Out of these projects, he said, 125 have been completed, 38 are under construction, and 103 are at a pre-contract stage.

As for the 237 state-funded projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan, he said 40 have been completed, 52 are under construction, and 145 are at the pre-contract stage. — DayakDaily