Works ministry to set up task force to immediately address damages along Telupid-Beluran route, says Fadillah

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The Works Ministry will set up a task force to find an immediate solution to the road damages along the Telupid-Beluran route to ensure the comfort and safety of road users.

Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the task force would be chaired by his deputy Datuk Arthur Kurup and comprised of the Sabah Public Works Department (JKR), Road Transport Department (JPJ), as well as concessionaires and agencies involved in road construction and maintenance.

Fadillah said the task force would also collect data and submit relevant proposals to the ministry, besides ensuring that the context of the road maintenance was to serve as a short-term solution to reduce the inconvenience of road users in the area.

"The long-term solution is to build a new road through the Pan Borneo Sabah (Highway project), however, it will take time to complete. The implementation strategy of JKR Sabah is to complete two (out of) the four lanes first, but the fastest (the time it would take) is 18 months to complete.

"One of our challenges is also dealing with (the issue of) overloaded vehicles, because we are aware that the (existing) roads have exceeded their lifespan, which means we have to...

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