Monday, 29 October 2018, Kuching: The third leg of the Project Alignment Workshop (PAW) series kicked off this morning with senior management staff of Lebuhraya Borneo Utara (LBU) and relevant Government stakeholders and agencies gathered to review the project performance so far in line with the shared project vision, mission and values.
With only two months to the close of 2018 in which construction activities have peaked, the participants of PAW were reminded by Ir Safuani to objectively review their performance thus far, and as a team, find solutions to close the gaps on goals not yet achieved.
The Project Alignment Workshop enables all stakeholders to collectively define goals, and then share and cascade these aligned goals from Corporate level to Site leaders while allowing everyone to act in a spirit of togetherness to develop resolutions for critical gaps and issues.
Before the start of the workshop, LBU chief executive officer Ir. Safuani Abdul Hamid in his opening remarks said doing the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project required everyone in the team to be aligned, with different teams in the organization responsible for doing different critical activities.
“At the end of last year, we defined objectives and goals that we said we would achieve in 2018 towards delivering the Project.
“Different teams in the organization are responsible for doing different critical activities.
“When combined, when we are all aligned, we know that the result of all our different tasks will contribute to our end goal which is to deliver the Highway.
“It’s a team effort, and PAW set out who is to do what and by when,” he said.
Safuani reminded everyone that construction activities were at its peak this year where it is at mid-way in term of construction timeline,
“By end October 2018, we are 37 months into the 66 months construction timeline.
“Our project progress has achieved more than 33%.
“Overall it is on track, although there are pockets of progress being ahead in some areas, and delays in others.
“Not to dilute the importance of on-time progress, but a project of this size is bound to have its fair share of challenges,” he further said.
He said there had been many good comments on the works progress which had inspired the team which operated in a challenging environment to make the sure the project is completed on time and within the allocated budget.
“Yet, I do want to acknowledge that despite everything, you have continued to drive your teams to stay focused, stay committed, and stay on track with our objectives and plans”, he added.
The PAW session today in Kuching for Corporate-level marks the start of a series of workshops that will next be held at the Regional levels. PAW moves to Miri for Northern Region WPCs on 31 October, then back to Kuching on 1 November for Southern Region WPCs, and finally to Central Region WPCs in Sibu on 7 November.