To date, the total awarded packages for the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway amount to about RM9bil of the total estimated RM16bil for the portion of the highway in Sarawak.

According to former Finance Minister II the project is awarded via PPP (public private partnership) – a ‘rental driven’ arrangement.

Husni asked how much is the actual cost of Pan Borneo if it was done via open tender?

Hinting that it could be cheaper if awarded via open tender instead under the PPP arrangement.