(File pix) Works Ministry said that the 12 packages (of phase one) of the Pan Borneo Highway’s construction in Sarawak are being carried out smoothly, with most projects ahead of schedule. Pix by Che Rani Che Din

KUCHING: The Works Ministry is closely monitoring the progress of the multi-billion ringgit Pan Borneo Highway’s construction to ensure that it is completed on time and on budget.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said that the 12 packages (of phase one) in Sarawak are being carried out smoothly, with most projects ahead of schedule.

"So far, everything is on track, except for two (packages) involving the Serian roundabout-Pantu intersection and the Nyabau-Bakun stretch.

“These two packages are slightly delayed, by about one per cent (only), due to some minor land issues," he said.

However, he has instructed the Land and Survey Department to resolve the issues immediately.

"I'm confident that we will be able to catch up. I want the project to be on time and on budget," Fadillah added.

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