KUALA LUMPUR — April 23, 2019: The federal government has approved a development allocation of RM183 million this year for projects in Sandakan, the second biggest town in Sabah, to benefit nearly 400,000 people.
In a statement today, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng listed details of 49 projects which he said will benefit the people. The total allocated is RM2.28 billion.
It must be noted that Sandakan is scheduled to have a parliamentary by-election on May 11 following the death of Sabah DAP chairperson Stephen Wong on March 28.
The government gives serious attention to the development in Sandakan, which also encompasses Batu Sapi and Libaran, said the statement.
The projects that have been identified include the Sungai Anip flood mitigation scheme and an expansion of the airport to include the extension of the runway and improving the aprons.
Other projects include strengthening the palm oil industry and improving the transport network.