Tag: Pan Borneo Highway
Works Minister Baru Bian says only the PDP model for the Sabah portion of the highway project had been cancelled and replaced with a turnkey contractor model.
PM says the problem was caused by previous government using private initiatives to deliver projects.
They have broken water pipes, disrupting supply to residents nearby.
Works Minister Baru Bian says Putrajaya is still reviewing the project, including the two PDPs – Borneo Highway PDP Sdn Bhd and Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd.
Acting CEO says the company is not aware of any decision on the works ministry taking over the RM29 bil project.
RHB Research says if MMC is excluded from any role in the new model, the earnings risk is RM19 million or 9% of its financial year 2019 net profit.
Abang Johari Openg says he has no issue as to whether a project delivery partner or turnkey-contractor model is used, so long as the project is not delayed.
The research house says the takeover of the Pan Borneo Highway project from the existing project delivery partner won't affect the Sarawak portion that much.
The chief minister says building new roads will cost the government more money and have an adverse effect on the environment.
Tian Chua, who is special adviser to the works minister, says the government is still reviewing the project and that nothing has been finalised.
The chief minister confirms reports that the federal government has decided to abandon the existing model in favour of the turnkey contractor model.
Benoit Goossens says parts of the Pan Borneo Highway will go through Class 1 forest reserves, affecting wildlife such as elephants, sun bears and clouded leopards.
The 33km Telok Melano-Sematan stretch in Sarawak was completed earlier this month at a cost of RM580 million.
Works Minister Baru Bian says there have been some delays.
Infrastructure Development Minister Peter Anthony says the state will save RM2 billion if it takes over the project.
The works minister says PH will keep its promise to not charge users of the Pan Borneo Highway.
Parti Bersatu Sabah secretary-general Johnny Mositun is concerned after prime minister hints that toll-free highways are impossible to implement.
Infrastructure Development Minister Peter Anthony says the recommendations will be forwarded to the works and finance ministries and the state government.
Infrastructure Development Minister Peter Anthony says the project will now be handled by the Public Works Department, the state finance ministry and the Economic Planning Unit.
The coalition of four former Barisan Nasional parties are waiting for the official letter from the Registrar of Societies.
The works minister says he will be visiting various construction sites of the highway that connects Sabah and Sarawak.
About RM2 billion needed every year, but less than half is allocated, and PWD cannot resurface the roads every seven years as they should, says minister.
The new works minister says the five are in serious need of improved public infrastructure.
The chief minister says he handed in seven names to the prime minister for consideration.