Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal says the Pan Borneo Highway project is likely to be continued despite being among the mega-projects to be reviewed by the federal government due to current financial constraints.
He said the Pan Borneo Highway, construction of which is already underway, will not be axed as the project is seen to be beneficial to the people of Sabah as a whole.
“I am confident this project will continue. Just maybe there are funding constraints at the moment, so much so even the federal ministers’ salaries have been slashed.
“So, imagine […] a lot of constraints (financially),” he told reporters after launching RTM’s Jelajah Ramadan programme today.
Mohd Shafie said the Sabah government was also facing financial constraints including debts that many do not know about.
“Later I will detail the debts owed by the Sabah Foundation and the previous state government that need to be settled,” he said.
He also said the state government would take several measures including temporarily stopping timber exports and reorganising the role of Yayasan Sabah so that it is more geared towards the interests of the people. - Bernama