The Pan Borneo Highway is expected to be completed by 2021, but Bernama reports that construction of the roadway is ahead of schedule – at least on the 1,089 km Sarawak portion.

Deputy works minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday that as of last month, the Sarawak section has proceeded two percent faster than scheduled, at 14.76% compared to 12.78% under the schedule.

She added that the project, which spans from Telok Melano, Sematan in the southwest of Sarawak to Miri in the northeast, involves 11 packages of work and has been progressing in stages since September 2016. According to Rosnah, the cost of each package ranged from RM580 million to RM2.11 billion.

“Work is going on under all the packages and is expected to be fully completed in June 2021,” she said in response to a question from Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen (DAP-Bandar Kuching) regarding the status of construction of the Pan Borneo Highway.