YAB Prime Minister, Dato 'Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, today officiated the implementation of the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway project Package 6; Putatan to Inanam. The ceremony was attended by YAB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Musa bin Haji Aman, the Chief Minister of Sabah and YB Dato 'Sri Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof, Minister of Works.
The construction of the Putatan-Inanam package of Pan Borneo Sabah Highway comes with a total length of 19.6km with a construction cost of RM900 million. This 19.6km stretch is just as long as the existing Kota Kinabalu Coastal Road.
Overall, this alignment will see road upgrades from two single-lane routes (single carriageway) to four dual-lane routes (dual carriageway).
This development also involves the construction of 3 new bridges; the Moyog River 1, 2 and 3 bridges, construction of 2 pedestrian bridges, 10 U-turn intersections and 4 bus stops.
Once completed, this road will provide comfortable and efficient landline access to especially 700,000 residents around Kota Kinabalu. It will also boost the economic growth of the locals with the opening of new areas along these lines.
Furthermore, this relationship will facilitate logistics and agricultural markets in the Inanam district and also propel tourism activities in the Putatan district, in line with the Government's intention to promote economic growth through both industries under the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA).
The Pan Borneo Sabah Highway Project is implemented through the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) model by Borneo Highway PDP Sdn Bhd (BHP) who has been appointed as project partner to ensure the implementation of the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway project is implemented based on key performance indicators (KPI) approved by the Government.
The highway project consists of 35 packages, with six of the packages under construction now and these six were awarded to local contractors, as promised.
To date, the other five packages are Jalan Sindumin-Kampung Melalia, Jalan Papar-Donggongon, Balung- Semporna, Sandakan Mile 32-Lot M and Lahad Datu Bypass.
The Pan Borneo Highway project costing RM12.86 billion was expected to be ready by December 2021.