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Pan Borneo works progressing well in S’wak, delayed in Sabah – Baru

SIBU: Works on the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak are progressing well, while those in Sabah are very much delayed, said Works Minister Baru Bian.

“So far, there is no delay (in Pan Borneo Highway project) for Sarawak’s side. According to the report that I got – as at May 25 (this year), it is about 22 per cent (completed) – two per cent ahead (of schedule). That is a piece of good news and I am glad to hear that. So, keep it up,” he told a press conference at Sibu Airport this afternoon.

The Selangau MP and Ba Kelalan assemblyman, however, added: “On the other hand, it is very delayed  for Sabah’s side. The delay ranges from one per cent to 36 per cent depending on the sectors.”

This was Baru’s first visit to Sibu and Selangau in the capacity of Works Minister. He wanted to see the development of the Pan Borneo Highway project.

His working visit also covered a visit to Rumah Nyawin Judy, Mile 36, Oya Road, Tamin, Selangau and KRT (Neighbourhood Watch) operation room in Sekuau, Selangau as well as Rh Lawrance Radin, Kemuyang here.

Baru, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak Chief, who will also have a dialogue with supporters in these longhouses.

Later in the evening, he would officiate Selangau District Teachers’ Day Celebration 2018 at a leading hotel here.

Among those welcoming him at the airport were PKR Sibu branch chairman Abdul Raafidin Majid and Kanowit secretary George Chen.

Source: Borneo Post