By early next year, Sarawak is expected to become a toll-free state after the abolition of the Tun Salahuddin Bridge toll plaza, which is scheduled to come into effect by the end of 2015. Sarawak chief minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem had earlier promised to abolish various tolls in the state.

“We have already scrapped the tolls at the Lanang Bridge in Sibu and Asean bridge in Baram. By the end of this year, no more tolls at Tun Salahuddin Bridge (sic),” said the chief minister. In the report by Borneo Post, he reiterated that the upcoming Pan Borneo Highway will be toll-free as well.

“Similarly, with the implementation of the Pan Borneo Highway later, we do not impose any toll because we want to reduce the burden of the cost of living (sic),” he said. In May this year, the Lanang Bridge scrapped its toll collection, followed by the Asean Bridge connecting Miri and Brunei (for locals) a month later. The Igan Bridge in Sibu meanwhile, never had a toll.