Budget 2023: RM6.5bil for Sabah, RM5.6bil for Sarawak to promote development


KUALA LUMPUR: There were goodies galore for Sabah and Sarawak in the revised Budget 2023 announced by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister, in tabling the Budget here on Friday (Feb 24), said RM6.5bil and RM5.6bil would be channelled to Sabah and Sarawak respectively to promote development in the states.

"This includes RM2.5bil for the execution of public infrastructure development projects in Sabah and Sarawak involving road projects, street lights as well as water and electric supply.

"Construction of the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway and Sarawak-Sabah Link Road will be expedited involving an overall cost of RM20bil and ranging over 1,000km.

"There will be an allocation of RM50mil for Sabah and Sarawak state governments to expedite federal projects in both states," he said.

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