Sarawak Eyes New Technology and System to Better Develop its Infrastructure

Posted on 03 Jan 2024
Source of News: UKAS
KUCHING: Sarawak is always looking for new technology and system in better developing its infrastructure.

Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said, the state is ready to learn from Johor which has already made good progress in such development.  

“Johor has achieved almost 100 percent in its infrastructure development. Thus it is opportune that we learn from Johor with regards to the technology and method used.

“We can always learn from each other’s experiences,” he said when welcoming a delegation from Johor led by its Chairman of Public Works, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ir. Ts. Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh to his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here, on Wednesday.

The delegation is in Sarawak to learn about its experience on the Pan Borneo Highway (LPB) development which is now at 98 percent completion as of December last year.

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said the construction of LPB, like many other huge projects, had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the many challenges, the Minister for Infrastructure and Port Development (MIPD) stressed that the participation of good contractors with very strong financial resources had finally helped it to be delivered.

“So these are the two most critical elements in ensuring its smooth construction process,” he added.

Meanwhile, Ir. Ts. Mohamad Fazli in his speech said Johor is in the process of widening the Highway Plus to cope with increasing volumes of heavy traffic.

“We noticed that Sarawak has been making very good strive in its infrastructure construction sector.

“It has handled the construction of the 786 kilometers long LPB, which is a very big project, excellently. So we are here to learn of its success and experience,” he said.

Later, Sarawak Public Works Department (JKR) Deputy Director Dr Cassidy Morris briefed the visitors on road projects such as the LPB, Second Trunk Road, Coastal Highway, Sarawak-Sabah Link Road Phase 1 and 2 as well as the Trans Borneo Highway.

Also present were Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Ir. Aidel Lariwoo and Permanent Secretary of MIPD Datu Chiew Chee Yau.

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Last Updated On 01 Apr 2024

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