Trans Borneo Railway brings in tourists

The proposed Trans Borneo Railway project linking Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan, Indonesia, is hailed by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor as a boon to the Borneo region.

“Once materialised, the project will be impactful to enhance  people-to-people connectivity and economically, it will facilitate trade, promote growth of industries at the border areas and boost tourism in the Borneo region,” he said.

Federal Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi confirmed the preliminary proposal was mulled by the Transport Ministry and the Federal Government allocated funds for a feasibility study for the Sarawak-Sabah side. 

Brunei-based Brunergy Utama Sdn Bhd announced it would be embarking on the Trans Borneo Railway project, which it proposed to be implemented in two phases involving routes spanning 1,620 kilometres.

The first phase will connect cities from the West to the East coast, beginning in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, and ending in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah while the second phase will involve North and East Kalimantan connecting the main route with Samarinda and to the new capital of Indonesia, Nusantara.

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