Call to make ECRL study pub­lic

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

MIN­IS­TER in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Datuk Ab­dul Rah­man Dahlan was urged to make pub­lic the fea­si­bil­ity study con­ducted on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.

Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said the study, which was con­ducted by HSS In­te­grated Sdn Bhd and com­pleted in De­cem­ber last year, had in­di­cated that the to­tal cost of the project was eval­u­ated at only RM29 bil­lion.

HSS In­te­grated was ap­pointed by the East Coast Eco­nomic Re­gion Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (ECERDC) in De­cem­ber 2009 to con­duct the study. A check on the HSS Group’s cor­po­rate pro­file and ca­pa­bil­ity state­ment showed that ECRL’s pro­posed route was ap­prox­i­mately 545km, from Kuala Lumpur to Tumpat.

“HSS stated that the project value was RM29 bil­lion, or ap­prox­i­mately RM53.2 mil­lion per km. The study sup­ports ECERDC chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Je­basingam Isaac John, who was re­ported to have said in April 2014 that the ECRL will cost ap­prox­i­mately RM30 bil­lion.”

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