Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri N.48 Sukau


RM2.5 billion to upgrade KK - Sandakan road.

The upgrading project on the link between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan into a four-lane two-way road will be carried out in stages at a cost RM2.5 billion , the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.

Deputy Minister of Public Works Datuk Yong Khoon Seng said the project involved the route from Kota Kinabalu-Tamparuli (36km), Tamparuli-Ranau (72km), Ranau-Telupid (98km) and Telupid-Sandakan (130km).

“At the moment, only 70km of the route has been upgraded into a four-lane two-way road, from Kota Kinabalu to Tamparuli and from Jalan Batu Lapan to Jalan Gum Gum in Sandakan,” he said when replying to a question by Datuk Abd Rahman Dahlan (BN-Kota Belud).

In February, Yong had said the government had agreed to approve immediate additional allocations of RM100 million to upgrade the main roads in Sabah and Sarawak especially, the Pan Borneo road and the trunk road connecting the West Coast and East Coast of Sabah. He said the ministry was evaluating small projects costing RM200,000 to RM2 million for the purpose of upgrading the main roads in Sabah and Sarawak

The BorneoPost Online 16 Mac 2012