By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, May 7: The construction of Phases Two and Three of the Sabah-Sarawak Link Road (SSLR) project connecting Sarawak and Sabah without going through Brunei is currently in the process of management and price evaluation, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Sri Fadillah Yusof.
Fadillah said he has been entrusted by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim to assist Works Minister Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi to ensure that all infrastructure plans in Sarawak are implemented as soon as possible.
“We had held several coordination meetings, and rest assured that these road projects will be implemented, meaning all roads that will be connected to Pan Borneo, including the coastal roads, to be upgraded as well,” he disclosed.
However, he added, the construction of this project will take some time and cannot be rushed.
“This is because we need to be careful planning in order to implement this project, there are some challenges that we are facing, such as shortages in materials and the number of contractors that may not be sufficient,” he added.
He also added that the construction of Phase 2 of Pan Borneo Sarawak, connecting Miri to Limbang and Lawas, will start within this term.
Fadillah said this during the Peng Lamei Ledoh Pahu Kayan 2023, organised by the Sarawak Kayan Association here last night (May 6).
On another note, Fadillah has also pledged a grant worth RM50,000 to the association. — DayakDaily