Thursday, 28 November 2019, Kuching: It was both a fruitful and informative session for Persatuan Kontraktor Melayu Malaysia (PKMM) women’s bureau and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) as they were briefed on the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project this morning at LBU. The guests, led by PKMM women’s bureau chairwoman Rosnah Sharif, represented members from all over the nation.
LBU Project Development Head Sivakumar Jayaraman briefed the visitors on the history of the project and its progress across all 11 works packages. LBU’s Government & Bumiputera Relations manager, Shah Iszhan Isnin, joined the discussion to share our experience in capacity-building of Sarawak Bumiputera contractors.
The visitors were enlightened by LBU Corporate Communications Head Nor Zalida Ahmad on other aspects where Pan Borneo Highway is positively impacting Sarawak, such as in raising standards in safety, health and traffic management, in construction workers’ welfare, and more. The role of women in development of PBHS was also highlighted.
As contractors themselves, the visit by PKMM and CIDB was an opportune time to share how LBU is leveraging on technology across the entire asset lifecycle of the project. The visitors spent time with the Highway Information Modellers to see how 2D engineering paper drawings are being converted into a 3D digital twin of PBHS, which is used for design, planning, construction, monitoring, and later for operations and maintenance.
Needless to say, the ladies from PKMM and CIDB head office were most impressed with the development progress of PBHS, and the work that goes into building this mega project.