SIBU: A total of RM245.5 million from RM457 million of the federal allocation to upgrade the Pan Borneo Road is specifically allocated to Sarawak, disclosed Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof.
He said yesterday the allocation is for the implementation of 23 projects, including improvements to black spots in the state.
“The bulk of the allocation of RM216 million involves nine road upgrading and improvement projects. Another RM22.5 million is to implement 10 projects to construct overtaking lanes while RM7 million for four projects involving accident-prone areas or black spots,” Fadillah told The Borneo Post.
He was asked the allocation for the state from the RM457 million approved by the federal government for the period 2012 to 2015 to upgrade the Pan Borneo Road linking Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak.
According to Bernama, Deputy Works Minister Datuk
Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin disclosed that out of the total amount, Sabah and Sarawak had each received RM50 million last year.
Speaking to reporters in Kuching last Saturday, Fadillah assured that the federal government is committed to building the Pan Borneo trunk road.- theborneopost