S’wak-Sabah Link Road Phase 1 at 13.63 pct completion, Phase 2 to commence Q3 this year

A map indicating the bridge connections along the Sarawak-Sabah Link Road.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 24: The construction of Phase 2 of Sarawak-Sabah Link Road (SSLR) is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

Deputy Premier-cum-Minister for Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the SSLR Phase 1 construction is on schedule, at 13.63 per cent completion as of April 2023, and is expected to be completed in January 2026.

The alignment of SSLR Phase 2 comprises four packages, namely from Mulu to Long Seridan (61km); from Long Seridan to Nanga Mendamit (101km); from Long Lopeng to Long Komap, Ba’kelalan (63km); and from Rumah Aling to Long Merarap (97km).

The SSLR will connect Miri-Limbang-Lawas with a total length of 398km.

Meanwhile, Uggah said in his ministerial winding-up speech at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today that construction works on the Trans Borneo Highway are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2024.

For the record, the Trans Borneo Highway spans 96.3km connecting Sarawak to Sabah through Negara Brunei Darussalam.

The approved project comprises three sections, from Kuala Baram to Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Sungai Tujuh, Miri (4.9km); from ICQS Tedungan to ICQS Pandaruan, Limbang (57.3km); and from Lawas town to ICQS Merapak, Lawas (34.1km). — DayakDaily