MB: Nilai considered for ECRL station

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019

SEREMBAN: Nilai is being considered as one of the stations in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, aside from Kuala Klawang in Jelebu.

Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said the proposal was raised during a meeting between the state government and Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) on Aug 8.

“The state government was told that the ECRL route has not been finalised and needed to be studied from various aspects such as

the social, environmental and operational impact, service level, unity, integration aspects, cost and challenges in its implementation.“In this regard, the first session of the discussion on the selected route was held with MRL on Aug 8. MRL had proposed a route that includes two stations in Negri Sembilan at Kuala Klawang and Nilai.“There will be a briefing on the latest route for state councillors on Sept 18,” he said in response to Yap Yew Weng (DAP-Mambau) at the State Legislative Assembly yesterday.Aminuddin, who is also Sikamat assemblyman, ECRL development would boost employment opportunities in construction and transportation, as well as economic growth for Jelebu.

“It will open up more opportunities for small and medium industries, besides increasing demand for food, housing, shops and transportation.

“The project could also be a catalyst for the tourism sector in Jelebu and promote ecotourism products such as the Kenaboi State Park and other forest eco parks,” he said.

Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (BN-Rantau) proposed that the Nilai ECRL station be turned into an integrated transport hub.

“We want to propose to the state government to take into account the Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 development because in the initial plan, there was a station in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project that had been approved as a station of international standard,” he said. — Bernama
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