Sarawak Pan Borneo Highway 94 pct completed as of April 2023, says minister

Part of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak. Photo credit: JKR Sarawak

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, May 24: As of April 2023, the overall progress of the Sarawak Pan Borneo Highway is 94 per cent completed.

Infrastructure and Port Development Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the 786km-Pan Borneo Highway project has been divided into 25 sections comprising 11 work packages to meet the targeted delivery timeline.

“As recorded, 11 sections have been fully completed as compared to seven sections reported during the last DUN sitting,” said Uggah when delivering his ministerial winding-up speech during the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting at the DUN Complex here today.

Uggah delivering his ministerial winding-up speech at the DUN sitting on May 24, 2023. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit

He said the four additional sections that have been completed are Kuching-Serian Road (5km), Pantu (41km), Betong (34km) and Baku (42km) while the remaining 13 sections are at the final stage of completion with their respective progress ranging from 85 per cent to 95 per cent completed.

“Due to technical issues, only 34.5km of the Lambir section will be completed by the end of 2023 while the remaining 4.5km will be completed in 2026.

“Upon its completion, the Pan Borneo Highway will provide a seamless road link between different regions, facilitating trade and tourism and contributing to a transformative impact on the social and economic landscape of Sarawak,” said Uggah who is also the Deputy Premier of Sarawak. — DayakDaily