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Friday, 7 July 2017

(The Star) Pairin: Building of highway on schedule

KOTA KINABALU: Construction of four of the 35 Pan Borneo Highway packages in Sabah is proceeding according to schedule, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan (pic) said.

He said these included the construction of an 18.1km stretch between Kampung Lot M to the Mile 32 junction of the Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan-Lahad Datu road.

Pairin, who is State Infrastructure Development Minister, said the construction of the dual-lane highway costing some RM513mil would also involve a new bridge across Sungai Segaliud.

He said a pedestrian overhead bridge near the SMK Segaliud secondary school would also be built.

“Driving between the east and west coasts of Sabah will be much smoother once this stretch is completed,” Pairin said after visiting the site yesterday.

He said the highway stretch would also help stimulate development in the area.

He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was expected to launch the construction of the Kampung Lot M and Mile 32 section of the Pan Borneo Highway soon.