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KOP clocks in 8mil safe manhours

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, Bintulu: The Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak’s Kick-Off Project (KOP) has achieved 8mil safe manhours up to October this year since the project started in April 2015.

A celebration was held at the site office today to commemorate the occasion.

LBU chief executive officer Ir. Safuani Abdul Hamid in his speech said LBU had always placed great emphasis on safety when it undertook the construction of this 43km stretch from Jalan Nyabau to Jalan Bakun.

“As the team who built this Pan Borneo Highway, we are not only building a highway for the benefit of the people, but we are building a legacy - the first highway in Sarawak.

“The most important aspect when it comes to building this mega project is none other than the safety of everyone.

“I have always emphasised that there is no job which is worth a single life. We place great emphasis in HSET as we do not want to compromise with it,” he said in his speech read by LBU Government Relations manager Shah Iszhan Isnin.

Safuani added that LBU had raised the benchmark in health, safety, environment and traffic management (HSET) aspects in the construction industry in Sarawak through the organising of many HSET related events.

“The sole objective of us having all these events is to ensure that everyone complies with the guidelines set by our HSET Department.

“We want to emphasise on the importance of good HSET practices, and we want it to become a way of life for everyone who is involved in the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project.

“I am glad to see that these good practices are embraced by everyone, judging from the results that we have achieved throughout the years,” he said.

During the event, awards were given out to workers who and teams for their best HSET practices while at work.

This completed 43km stretch of four lanes dual carriageway, which is not part of the 11 works packages, was opened to traffic in the middle of last month.