Minister of Works hands over LoA and appoints SSLR Project Director

Kuching: The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced countries to close their borders, has taught Malaysia many valuable lessons, says Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

For example, Federal Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said Brunei’s border closure would cut off the northern region of Sarawak from Kuching, especially if essential goods to the northern region of Sarawak would have to be sent through Sabah. He said that difficulties had arisen. .

He said in recognition of this situation, the Federal Government has allocated RM7.2 billion to establish road networks in the northern region of Sarawak through the implementation of the Sarawak Sabah Link Road Phase 2 (SSLR2) project.

“Involving the construction (of a new road) and the improvement of 322 kilometers of existing roads, the project will connect the towns of Lawas, Limbang and Pekanmul without going through Brunei,” he said in a Facebook post. said on Tuesday, March 26th.

“I personally handed over the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) today and feel very fortunate to have previously appointed Project Director for SSLR implementation at the Ministry of Factories,” he said.

He added that the implementation of SSLR2 will be done through four packages and is expected to be completed within five years.

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