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KUCHING, Feb 18: The flyovers at Mile 4, Mile 6, Mile 7 and Mile 10, which are part of the Pan Borneo Highway project, will be completed in August 2021.
According to Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang, the work progress of the four projects are up to 43 per cent.
“All the four flyovers, which are within the area of Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) and part of Pan Borneo Highway project will be completed in August 2021, while the road underneath the flyovers can be used very soon,” Lo told reporters today.
Lo, who is MPP chairman, had earlier visited the project at Mile 7 together with deputy chairman Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim, the contractor from Samling and the councillors from MPP.
Lo added that the contractor was now in the progress of widening the road and would erect more road signage like speed limits to warn motorists plying the stretch of road from Mile 4 to Mile 10.
The contractor will also use thermo plastic paint for the road edge to enable motorists to see them more clearly at night, he stressed.
“Safety will continue to be the main priority for the contractor,” he stressed, while advising motorists to be vigilant when using the stretch of road.
According to him, more than 1,000 vehicles travel along this road daily.
When asked on the cost of the flyover projects, Lo replied that Works Minister Baru Bian is expected to make an announcement on the Pan Borneo Highway on Feb 20.
On Feb 11 in Kajang, Baru said he would make a comprehensive cost of the Pan Borneo Highway project from the original cost of RM 21.9 billion. This follows the termination of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project delivery partner (PDP) agreement on Feb 6. Reports have said the original cost will be reduced to RM18.8 billion.
In November 2018, Lo had said the cost of the whole flyover project was RM50 million. —DayakDaily