SIBU – The Pan Borneo Highway is more than a mega project, as it is a project which will bring huge benefits for the people of Sarawak, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the highway project which had been dreamt of for many years, was the one which could bring rural areas in the state into the mainstream of development in the country.
“This is a game changer which will bring major changes because when rural people are able to access the market and the demand for their products will rise. This will change the economic opportunities in rural areas,” he said.
He was speaking at the launch of the Sarawak Pan Borneo Highway project alignment from Simpang Bintangor to Simpang Julau and from the Sibu Airport to Sungai Kua Bridge, here today.
More than that, Najib said psychologically the highway would stimulate the minds and hearts of rural youths into pursuing progress. – BERNAMA