Rural Road Programme was launched in 1977 through the Accelerated Rural Road Programme (ARRP) which aims to speed up and increase the construction of roads to provide highly needed communication system in rural areas.
This programme has been implemented in accordance with the policy statement, ‘to improve and expand the transport system in rural areas’ in addition to ongoing efforts to improve the network coverage and road systems in rural areas. This is in line with the aspirations of the ministry to provide a high quality services through the delivery of effective and efficient to meet the growing needs of the people. In addition, this programme is consistent with the ministry vision to expand the coverage of basic infrastructure up to cover 100% of the villages in Peninsular Malaysia and 80% of the villages in Sabah and Sarawak.
In 2015, the program has received an allocation of RM981,323,800.00 and spent a total of RM981,136,992.65 (99.98%) for the construction and upgrading of rural roads in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.