S’wak seeks Brunei’s approval for Pan Borneo Highway to cut into latter’s territory

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

By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, March 27: The Sarawak government is seeking to collaborate with Brunei Darussalam on reinstating the Pan Borneo Highway project, which connects the region with Sabah, that will cut into the country’s territory.

Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said that was one of the topics discussed during his recent trip to Brunei.

“The project was agreed upon in 2018, but it was later cancelled by Pakatan Harapan (PH) when it took over the federal government.

“I have conveyed this matter to Brunei’s side about reinstating the project implemented through Sarawak’s coastal road, which will cut through their territory.

“We’ve also briefed Brunei on the overall connectivity, including the Sarawak Link Road and those heading to the Kalimantan border,” Awang Tengah told reporters at a press conference after chairing the Nuzul Al-Quran 2023 meeting today.

He added that apart from the Pan Borneo Highway project, they also discussed other matters, such as a proposal to build a new airport and port in Lawas. — DayakDaily