KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to make a decision on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), which is one of the mega projects under review.
“We’ll make the announcement at the appropriate time because I have to consult with the prime minister,” said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who avoided questions from reporters on the timeline of the review, adding that the value of the contract is high due to the long and complex alignment of the track via tunnels and bridges.
“It is understandable for the new government to review such a big project, but they should not take too long to come to a decision,” China Communications Construction Co’s (CCCC), the contractor for the 688km ECRL, vice-president Sun Ziyu told a Malaysian media delegation, led by the Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, at the group’s headquarters in Beijing on Saturday.
He said the ECRL is the one project that has been significantly affected since the new Malaysian government took office, adding that the value of the contract is high due to the long and complex alignment of the track via tunnels and bridges. – by Eva Yeong
Source: The Sun Daily