With Pan Borneo Highway completion at 99.42 pct, federal govt looks into 136km Pan Borneo Redline

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. (file photo)

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, May 15: The federal government is looking into upgrading the 136km-Pan Borneo Redline, a new initiative involving various stretches along Pan Borneo Highway, which stands at 99.42 completion as of April 25, 2024.

Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said as of April 25, 2024, 22 out of 25 sections of the Pan Borneo Highway have been fully opened to the public, accounting for an overall progress rate of about 99.42 per cent.


He said of the remaining three sections, two sections namely Sarikei and Beluru are at the final stage of construction and expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2024.

“The remaining Lambir section is expected to be completed in 2027 with two new added (project) scopes, namely the construction of approximately one-kilometre(-long) viaduct at Bukit Song; and the re-alignment of four kilometres of road to avoid the existing Lembaga Air Kawasan Utara (LAKU) watermain,” said Uggah when delivering his ministerial winding-up speech at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUS) sitting here today.

In addition, he said, the federal government is also looking into the rehabilitation of the existing dual carriageway which was excluded from the Pan Borneo Highway upgrading project.

The 136km-long upgrading project which is known as Pan Borneo Redline includes the stretch from Batu Kawah to Serian, Julau to Sibu Airport Roundabout, Bintulu Airport to Nyabau, Pujut link to Kuala Baram; and nine overtaking lanes. — DayakDaily