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Taiping-Banting highway to be completed by 2025 — Exco

The West Coast Coastal Expressway (WCE) project connecting Taiping, Perak and Banting is scheduled to be completed in 2025, says state executive councillor for infrastructure Izham Hashim.

He explained that the 233 kilometre long project with a total cost of RM5.044 billion have reached 82.51 per cent progress as of September 25.

“All sections of the WCE expressway are scheduled to be fully completed by 2025 with the final stage to involve the alignment of Section 7 at Persimpangan Tanjong Karang,” he said.

Izham was answering Sungai Panjang state assemblyman Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin’s query regarding the status of the WCE expressway during the Selangor State Legislative Assembly sitting, here today.

The project, which was supposed to be completed in 2023, faced slight delays following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) due to the spread of Covid-19 pandemic beginning mid-March 2020.

The expressway has 21 junctions which connect to the South Klang Valley Expressway, the New Klang Valley Expressway, the North South Expressway, the North Klang Straits Expressway, the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway and other roads.

By Sofia Nasir, Selangor Journal | December 6, 2022