BINTULU: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has not forgotten the wishes of the late former Chief Minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem that there will be no tolls along the Pan Borneo Highway.
“When he officiated at the start the work here, he said we wanted no tolls along the entire Pan Borneo Highway,” he said when officiating at the opening of the Sarawak Pan Borneo Highway – Nyabau Section (Work Package Contract 10) on Saturday (Feb 19).
Abang Johari said that as Adenan’s successor, he would ensure that the wish is upheld and that he had not forgotten Adenan’s good service.
“He was the one who started this big project, and it was supported by the then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. When this development started, it was the start of a great service by our leaders including Adenan,” he said.
On another matter, he thanked the people of Bintulu who had given a big mandate to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the recent 12th state election.
“I am confident that with the cooperation of the people, we will be able to continue our efforts together to make Sarawak a developed and high-income state by 2030,” said Abang Johari.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk John Sikie Tayai, and Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.
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