Tuesday, March 2

Pan Borneo Highway project packages to be reviewed – Amiruddin

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Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Pan Borneo Highway Project will be continued, although a review n of existing project packages will be carried out as part of cost-saving measures, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said.

He said the review would also ensure that the project could be completed on time.

“We are also looking at the details of the packages so that they can – as mentioned by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Finance Minister (Lim Guan Eng) – give us ‘value for our money,” he told reporters after paying a courtesy call on Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal here today.

He said the detailed assessment will be carried out by the Public Works Department, and the report would then be submitted to the Finance Ministry.

Phase one of the 706-km highway project costing RM12.8 billion was launched by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in April 2016 in Papar, and is scheduled to be completed by 2021. -Bernama