ECRL to go ahead as costs reduced by one-third to RM44b

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has expressed hope that the decision on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will be finalised soon.

KUALA LUMPUR: The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will go ahead but the cost has been reduced significantly by RM21.50bil to RM44bil.

At RM44bil, this is a 32.8% reduction in the earlier cost of RM65.5bil.

The ECRL will be double track, starting from Kota Baru to Mentakab,Jelebu, Kuala Klawang, Bangi, Kajang, Putrajaya and ends in Port Klang. 

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