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The government is considering several suggestions to expedite the completion of the remaining 19 work packages of Phase One of the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway (LPB).

It includes examining the execution of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and financing through the issuing of sukuk/bonds by DanaInfra Nasional Berhad, according to Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

In Phase One of the Sabah LPB project, a total of 35 work packages totaling 706 kilometres have been designed to be implemented.

According to him, the 1,492-kilometer LPB project in Sabah and Sarawak is a Federal Government initiative aimed at enhancing the road infrastructure network.

Phase One of the Sarawak LPB, valued RM16.117 billion, spanned 786 kilometres from Telok Melano to Miri, according to Fadillah.

He said the Works Ministry is executing starting construction on Phase Three of the East Coast Highway (LPT3) with a budget of RM35 million to finalise the LPT3 alignment and cost.

 

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 16): The government is scrutinising several proposals to speed up the implementation of the remainder of Phase One of the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway  (LPB) covering 19 work packages.

Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said it included considering the implementation of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and financing through the issuance of sukuk/bonds by DanaInfra Nasional Berhad.

“However, whatever method of implementation to be used would depend on further scrutiny with the central agency and the financial capability of the current government,” he said when winding up debate on the Supply Bill 2022 at the policy level at the Dewan Rakyat on Nov 15.

A total of 35 work packages have been designed to be implemented in Phase One of the Sabah LPB project covering 706 kilometres.

He said the Sabah and Sarawak LPB project spanning 1,492 km is a Federal Government initiative aimed at improving the road infrastructure network.

Fadillah said Phase One of the Sarawak LPB worth RM16.117 billion involved 11 work packages, spanning 786 kilometres from Telok Melano to Miri.

“To date, one work package from Telok Melano to Semantan has been completed in Jan 2019, while another 10 work packages from Sematan to Miri are being carried out with construction progress of 73% as of Oct 2021. It is expected to be ready by end of 2022,” he said.

On Phase Three of the East Coast Highway (LPT3), he said the Works Ministry is implementing initial work with an allocation of RM35 million to finalise the LPT3 alignment and cost.

“As of Sept, the progress report on initial work was 87%. Findings from the initial work on LPT3 are expected to be tabled to the central agency in April 2022 to determine the implementation direction of LPT3,” he said.

 

Source: Edge Prop