Transport spending a priority for Malaysia

Transport spending is a key a priority for Malaysia.
Highway & Network Management / November 2, 2023 45 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Malaysia is investing in transport infrastructure, with the Pan Borneo Highway project being one of the key plans for the future – image courtesy of © Abdul Razak Abdul Latif|

The Malaysian Government is prioritising spending on transport infrastructure development. Malaysia’s massive infrastructure spending is being distributed across different transport modes including road, air, rail and public transit.

One of the key projects underway in Malaysia is for the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway. Tendering will open for 19 stretches of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah during November 2023. Construction of this 336km stretch, Phae 1B, is expected to cost US$3.5 billion. Meanwhile, the stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak is due for completion in 2024.

Funding is also being provided in the form of subsidies to operators running bus services in rural areas with low passenger numbers. This forms part of the Stage Bus Transformation Programme.