Kalabakan-Sepulut Road Expected To Be Ready In
Two Years' Time
TAWAU, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Construction
of the 145km road connecting Kalabakan in Tawau to Sepulut
in Keningau, costing RM135 million is expected to be completed
in two years' time, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri
Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.
Pairin, who is also State Minister of Infrastructure Development,
said currently the resurfacing work on the 35km road from
Kalabakan, and from Sepulut also 35km long, was going smoothly
and expected to be completed this year.
"The works being carried out from both ends will expedite
the road construction process," he told reporters after
a briefing session on the Public Works Department projects
in Tawau, here Friday.
Besides the briefing session, Pairin also made several
spot checks on the ground to find out about the people's
problems particularly related to the flood situation in
the Pasir Putih area.
On the damage to at least 10 hilly stretches which caused
several parts of the road from Kampung Iban to Kalabakan
to collapse, Pairin said the PWD had appointed four companies
to repair the damaged slopes.
Pairin also said a road would be built connecting Log Pond
with Pasir Putih under the 10th Malaysia Plan, and this
project was expected to commence in the year 2013 at the
He said with the existence of the road, the people in Pasir
Putih would have an alternative route to leave the area
concerned in the event of flooding.
Pairin said the government was still carrying out a survey
to determine the suitable location to construct a RM200
million dam so as to overcome the problem of floods which
often occurred in the Pasir Putih area.