Monday, 13 August 2018, Kuching – Continuous engagement with stakeholders during construction is important in order to communicate progress and clarify on issues affecting the public.
For Lebuhraya Borneo Utara, Project Delivery Partner for Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak, last Friday, the construction team met with the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bintulu as part of its Stakeholder Engagement.
Leading the LBU team to meet with Bintulu MP, Dato’ Seri Tiong King Sing, were Head of Construction Management, Ng Chin Meng, and Head of Corporate Communications, Nor Zalida Ahmad.
They were joined by a team of project managers, contractors and consultants involved in works packages in and around Bintulu.
Similar to many elected representatives, Dato’ Seri Tiong King Sing travels frequently on the current Federal Trunk road / Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak to visit his constituents.
As such, Dato’ Seri Tiong was able to share many observations from his own road travel experience, both during the day and at night, and feedback gathered from the local community in his area.
These observations were related to traffic management, temporary road diversions, road conditions and construction – common feedback and issues highlighted at other works packages.
Construction is currently in progress at 11 works packages, totally 786km, under Phase 1 of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak.
According to the new Minister of Works Malaysia, Baru Bian, construction of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak had achieved 24.42% progress as at end June 2018, 2% ahead of schedule.