Kelantan's ECRL project in steady progress, says Dr Wee


PETALING JAYA: Initial construction work for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in Kelantan is in steady progress, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

In a working visit to the east coast state on Friday (Sept 2), the Transport Minister was given a tour of a precast concrete beam manufacturing plant at the Jerus base camp.

“The construction of the ECRL project in Kelantan is currently in the process of being prepared for the start of the beam launching of the alignment track, which can be ready by December.

“This preparation includes the precasting process of the beam, which is currently being carried out at the plant here.

“The ECRL project is expected to be completed by the end of 2026, and can be operational in early 2027,” said Dr Wee in a Facebook post.

With him during the visit were Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Darwis Abdul Razak and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd deputy project director Liu Jianming.

MRL is the project owner while China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) is the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contractor for the project.

ECRL is a 640km railway link connecting states in the east coast and west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which aims to reduce land travel time between both regions.

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