Trans Borneo Highway: Miri Section to be tendered in Q4 2024

Uggah (front row, seventh left) in a group photo with his ministry's officials at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUS) Complex on May 15, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, May 15: The Trans Borneo Highway project connecting Sarawak and Sabah through Brunei Darussalam, will start construction soon, with the Miri Section targeted to be tendered in the fourth quarter of this year.

Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development (MIPD) Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the project comprises three sections in total, namely the Miri Section – from Kuala Baram to Sungai Tujoh Immigration, Customs and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex; Limbang Section – CIQ Tedungan to CIQ Pandaruan; and Lawas section – Lawas town to CIQ Merapok.


“The Miri section is targeted to be tendered in the fourth quarter of 2024.

“Meanwhile, the other two sections which are Limbang and Lawas are currently at the pre-contract stage and are targeted to be tendered in the first quarter of 2025,” he said when presenting his ministerial winding-up speech in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUS) sitting here today.

Uggah also said the Federal government, in its efforts to connect Miri-Limbang-Lawas via land infrastructure, has approved the construction of the Sarawak-Sabah Link Road (SSLR) project.

“The project will start from Mulu (SSLR Phase 2–Package 1) and will end at Simpang Gelugus (SSLR Phase 1).

“For SSLR Phase 1, from Simpang Gelugus to Long Lopeng with a total length of 76km, the project is ongoing with a physical progress of 29.7 per cent as of April 25, 2024,” he added.

Meanwhile, for SSLR Phase 2 with a total length of 320km, he said the Letter of Acceptance was issued to the successful contractor on March 25, 2024.

The physical construction work is expected to commence in June 2024. — DayakDaily