New ECRL alignment will protect Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, says Dr M


  • Nation
  • Monday, 15 Apr 2019

The revised East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will see Malaysian contractors having a 40% participation in the RM44bil project, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

PETALING JAYA: The new East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) alignment will leave the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and the nation's silica reserves untouched, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"Importantly, the new alignment also prioritises cultural, heritage and environmental factors by avoiding the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge in Gombak Selangor, the longest pure quartz dyke in the world," he said when announcing the resumption of the ECRL project today. (April 15).

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