Prime Minister Anwar introduces 11 key transportation and logistics projects to boost Malaysia’s infrastructure and public transport services.
Kuala Lumpur, 09 Sep 2023 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced today the introduction of 11 new transportation and logistics projects, marking a significant step toward building a sustainable and resilient national infrastructure.
These projects include the construction of Phase 1B of the Pan Borneo Highway Sabah, the Penang Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, expansion of the Penang International Airport, redevelopment of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, and the upgrade of the East-West Highway from Gerik, Perak, to Jeli, Kelantan.
Additionally, the government is focusing on expanding Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and intra-city bus services in Johor Baru and the Klang Valley, upgrading the Senai-Desaru Highway, widening sections of the North-South Expressway (from Yong Peng to North Senai) in phases, constructing Sarawak-Sabah Link Road II, and upgrading the road from Tanah Rata to Kea Farm in Cameron Highlands.
Furthermore, the development of a new port on Carey Island is set to strengthen Port Klang’s position as a regional shipping hub. An emphasis will also be placed on enhancing transport infrastructure maintenance to prolong the lifespan of roads, rail assets, and air navigation equipment.
PM Anwar emphasized that the primary goal of strengthening the public transport network is to provide improved access and connectivity, ensuring that more citizens can enjoy efficient, reliable, affordable, and safe public transport services. This announcement was made during the presentation of the Mid-Term Review of the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025) in Parliament.