Budget 2021: RM15b for infra projects
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is committed to implement transport infrastructure project to increase the mobility of rakyat, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz says.
The Finance Minister said that for 2021, RM15bil will be allocated to fund the Pan Borneo Highway, Gemas-Johor Bahru Electrified Double-Tracking Electrified Project and Klang Valley Double Tracking Project Phase One.
In addition, several key projects will also be continued such as Rapid Transit System Link from Johor Bahru to Woodlands, Singapore and MRT3 in Klang Valley.
Tengku Zafrul said the government will also continue the High-Speed Rail Project or HSR as this project is expected to generate a positive multiplier effect to the country's economy. However, it is subject to further discussion with Singapore.
There are also several large new projects worth RM3.8bil that will be implemented:
1) Construction of the second phase of the Klang Third Bridge in Selangor;
2) Continuing the Central Spine Project with the new alignment from Kelantan to Pahang;
3) Upgrading the bridge across Sungai Marang, Terengganu;
4) Upgrading the federal road connecting Gerik, Perak to Kulim, Kedah;
5) To continue building and upgrading Phase of the Pulau Indah, Klang Ringroad Phase 3, Selangor;
6) Construction of the Pan Borneo Highway Sabah from Serusop to Pituru; and
7) Construction of the Cameron Highlands Bypass road, Pahang with emphasis on preserving the environment.
Tengku Zafrul said for the five regional corridors of economic development, development projects will be continued with an allocation of RM780mil for 2021 including:
1) Rapid Transit Bus Transport System at 3 High Capacity Routes and construction of busway at IRDA in Johor;
2) Construction of the Palekbang Bridge to Kota Bahru, Kelantan under ECER;
3) Construction of infrastructure and related components of the Special Development Zone project in Yan and Baling, Kedah under NCER;
4) Infrastructure Project in the Samalaju Industrial Area, Sarawak under SCORE; and
5) Continuation of the Sapangar Bay Container Port Expansion Project, Sabah under SDC.