The Pan Borneo Highway will benefit Sarawak in terms of development, economy and unity.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the project would not only be a catalyst for economic growth but a game changer that would bring huge transformations to the state’s landscape.
The RM16-billion project was also expected to create an eight-fold multiplier effect on the state’s economy, he said.
“Thirdly, if we want to be a united and developed state, we must ensure a better and effective connectivity for the people, not only in terms of telecommunications like handphone, but also in terms of mobility.
“When this highway is completed, it will be easier for Sarawakians and Malaysians in general to move around and communicate with one another.
“This will surely strengthen the spirit of unity and turn Sarawak to be more united,” Najib said when launching the construction of the 75km stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway project from Serian roundabout to Pantu junction here yesterday.
He said construction of the stretch costing about RM1.46 billion was the third and biggest package compared to the other two packages launched previously. The first package is from Telok Melano to