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Neutral Impact On Industry Players If ECRL Cancelled

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KUALA LUMPUR – Neutral impact is expected on ports and last-mile delivery players if the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) is cancelled or delayed, according to analysts. This is due to the complexity of costs of intermodal logistics to be borne by companies in having to use other transportation such as trucks to transport cargo…

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ECRL Project Costs More Than RM55 Bln – Daim

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KUALA LUMPUR – The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, undertaken by Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Company Ltd, will cost about RM66 billion or higher, says Tun Daim Zainuddin. The chairman of the newly-formed Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) said the RM55 billion cost that had been widely published…

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Wanted: Bentong Workers For ECRL Construction Project

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BENTONG – There will be a recruitment drive here for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) construction project on Friday (May 4), which aims to have 70% of its workforce comprising local residents. The one-day recruitment drive, hosted by project owner Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and main contractor China Communications Construction Company Ltd…

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The 9 Megaprojects That Will Change The Face Of Malaysia

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THE following 9 megaprojects are set to change the face of Malaysia in five to 10 years in the running, with guaranteed employment opportunities for hundreds of thousands of local workers. But all of these will be discontinued and won’t come into fruition if the rakyat made the wrong decision this coming May 9th 2018. Mahathir…

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ECRL Allows East Coast Fishing Industry Easier Market Access

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KUALA LUMPUR – The construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will provide the east coast fisheries industry a faster and easier market access for their products. Fisheries Department Director-General Datuk Munir Mohd Nawi said one of the ECRL stations to be constructed would be at Tok Bali, Kelantan, which is among the most…

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Tunjong Will Turn Into Largest City Centre In Kelantan

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KOTA BHARU – The new town of Tunjong here, will turn into the largest city centre in Kelantan once the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) station in the area is completed. Kelantan Federal Action Council chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the construction of the ECRL station would change the town into…

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ECRL Proves Gov’t Determination To Make Major Changes In East Coast

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KOTA BHARU – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the East Coast Railway Line (ECRL) project proves the determination of the government to undertake major and significant changes in Kelantan and the other states in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The Prime Minister said the ECRL would change the economic landscape and life of…

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ECRL Not Wasteful Project – Pahang MB

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KUANTAN – The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is not wasteful as it will have long-term benefits for the nation and people in the East Coast. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said the project would also bring development to Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu as it enabled better connection with West Coast states. He…

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ECRL Project To Create 3,000 Jobs For Locals In Terengganu

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project will create 3,000 job opportunities in Terengganu, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman. Aside from creating jobs for locals, TATI University College in Kemaman would be used as the training ground for workers involved in the project, he added. Ahmad Razif was…

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Don’t Politicise Implementation Of ECRL

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SHAH ALAM – The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)-led Selangor government has been urged not to sabotage or politicise efforts undertaken by the federal government to boost socio-economic growth through the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. The call was made by Sungai Besar Member of Parliament Budiman Mohd Zohdi following a statement by the owner…

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ECRL To Raise East Coast Contribution To GDP

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KUALA LUMPUR – The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is expected to raise the contribution of the east coast region to the Gross Domestic Product by 1.5 per cent, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the project was also expected to explore sources of non-operating income such as…

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ECRL Not Being Done In Haste, Dewan Rakyat Told

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KUALA LUMPUR – The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is being implemented neither hastily nor at the insistence of lobbyists from China, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the government had conducted a detailed study on the project, taking into consideration the views of all quarters including the…

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Opposition Continues Hurling Allegations Over ECRL Project With China

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  NIBONG TEBAL – UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob today said the opposition will continue making allegations that the government is selling off the country just because of the investment from China in the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project. He said the overall package of the project was not owned…

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Fajarbaru Aims For ECRL Maintainance Contract

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KUALA LIPIS – Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd, a local construction company, is eyeing to secure the maintenance works for the 688-kilometre (km) East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project that will link Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, in the east coast, to the Klang Valley. Group Executive Director Eric Kuan Khian Leng said there was potential for huge maintenance contracts that would…

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ECRL: Here Are The Headlines For Today

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MAKING to the frontpages of the English dailies today are news about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launching the RM55bil East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) as well as the heinous acts committed by a father charged with hundreds of sexual crimes against his teenage daughter. Rail Boom Goes East – The Star reported…

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ECRL Project A Game Changer For Malaysia – PM Najib

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KUANTAN — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today described the establishment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) as a ‘game changer’ and ‘mindset changer’ for Malaysia as it will significantly cut travel time to and from the east coast of the peninsula. He said the rail journey from the Integrated Transport Terminal…

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Kelantan Gov’t Will Cooperate In Land Acquisition For ECRL Project

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KOTA BHARU – The Kelantan state government will give full cooperation to Malaysian Rail Link Sdn Bhd in land acquisition for the construction of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) linking Pengkalan Kubor in Tumpat to Port Klang, Selangor. Kelantan Federal Action Council (MTPNK) chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said although there were a few…

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ECRL Project Necessary For Pahang’s Development

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KUANTAN – The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, today said the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project, which would be implemented by the federal government, was crucial for the state’s economic development. He said the project, stretching 620 kilometres and would link Kuala Lumpur and the East Coast, was important to ensure…

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ECRL Will Boost Bentong’s Ecotourism Sector – Liow

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BENTONG – The east Coast railway link (ECRL) once completed will boost the ecotouriosm sector in Bentong, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who is also Bentong member of parliament. “When the ECRL is completed, the ecotourism sector will be further activated as Bentong has many attractions besides local products such as…

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Do Not Politicise ECRL Project – PM

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on all quarters not to politicise the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project which they have likened to selling out the country’s sovereignty. The prime minister said the project instead, would provide convenience to the people, especially those in the East Coast of the peninsula.…

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ECRL Project To Boost GDP Of 3 East Coast States By 1.5 Pct

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KUALA LUMPUR – The gross domestic product (GDP) of three East Coast states in Peninsular Malaysia is projected to grow by 1.5 per cent at the current rate with the implementation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said the project would change the economic…

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ECRL Project: CCCC Not Blacklisted By World Bank, Says Abdul Rahman

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KUALA LUMPUR – The company awarded the contract to build the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL), China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), has never been blacklisted by the World Bank, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan. He said rumours of blacklisting circulated by certain quarters have not been directly about…

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