PAPAR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Pan Borneo Highway
Sabah (PBHS) project has the highest impact on Sabah and will bring the state to
a higher level in terms of socio-economic development.
“Yes, we have many projects in Sabah such as Sipitang Oil & Gas Industrial
Park (SOGIP), Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT), Lahad Datu Palm Oil Industrial
Cluster (POIC) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
“We construct rural roads, implement electricity and water projects, build
public housing and many more since Sabah joined Malaysia.
“Of all these projects, the Pan Borneo Highway Sabah project is the single
most impactful project for Sabah,” he said at the launch of PBHS project in
Kampung Andus, Papar attended by over 20,000 people from all walks of life.
Also present were Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, Deputy Chief
Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah
Yusof, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak,
federal and state ministers.
Najib said PBHS will have high impact on Sabah and its people because the
development will be in the form of a quantum leap, unlike other projects.
The launch of PBHS also proved the commitment of Barisan Nasional (BN) in
delivering its 2013 general election manifesto to implement it in five years.
PBHS covers 2,300 kilometres from Semantan in Sarawak to Serudong in Sabah.
“BN fulfills its pledge to the people. It is not a party which practises the
politics of hate and provocation. This is the Opposition.
“BN has a vision for the future, a socio-economic development plan to
transform Sabah. We can deliver real things that benefit the people of Malaysia
and Sabah,” he said. – Bernama