Najib to officiate groundbreaking of ECRL project on Aug 9
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will officiate the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project’s groundbreaking in Bandar Baru Kuantan, Pahang, on Aug 9.
Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Darwis Abdul Razak said the event would be held at the ECRL KotaSAS Central Station project site.
“The prime minister has been instrumental in bringing the ECRL to fruition.
“As such, it will be an honour to have him officiate a key infrastructure project that will see a new railway connect the eastcoast states with the Greater Klang Valley,” he said yesterday.
The ECRL project is anticipated to boost the income of industries and businesses along the route.
Locals will eventually see their economy develop by a minimum of 1.5 per cent.
A high-impact project under the 11th Malaysia Plan, the construction of the 688km ECRL route is estimated to cost about RM55 billion.
Darwis said the project had received positive response from the people during the recent three-month public inspection that covered 15 districts in Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
It will also see a reduction in carbon emissions. Bernama