KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) has taken the necessary steps to rationalise its workforce in view of the finance ministry’s (MoF) instruction to suspend work on the 688km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, according to its media statement yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): The bulk of the about 1,000 workers involved in work on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) mega project recently retrenched comprise unskilled daily paid labour, an industry source familiar with the matter told The Star.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 21): As the fate of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) mega project hangs in the balance, reports are now coming in that there have been significant retrenchments of local workers.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin (pictured) is in China to try to renegotiate contracts entered into by the previous Barisan Nasional government with Chinese firms, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 13): Lafarge Malaysia Bhd’s RM270 million cement supply contract for the proposed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project has been suspended by China Communications Construction Sdn Bhd, following the suspension of the ECRL project pending a government review.
Construction sector Maintain underweight: According to The Edge Markets, East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project owner Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) has ordered its main contractor, China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), to immediately suspend all ongoing works relating to the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning scope of the ECRL.