East Coast shaking the snooze as bells ring for ECRL

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): Thanks to the RM55 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), the long-forgotten East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia has somewhat come under the limelight again, despite the numerous questions raised about the railway’s price tag and the eventual benefits it could bring to the country.

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Rafizi questions financial viability of ECRL

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 17): Lawmaker Rafizi Ramli (pictured) has questioned the financial viability of the RM55 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), citing the under-utilisation of an existing 70km rail track which connects Kertih to Kuantan and Port Kuantan.

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ECRL shaping up to be big theme for 2017

Construction sector Maintain overweight: According to a news report, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has cited a change in alignment, a longer tunnel link and a weak ringgit as the reasons for the cost of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project jumping to RM55 billion from RM29 billion.

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Liow explains big jump in ECRL’s estimated cost

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 15): Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pictured) has cited a change in alignment, a longer tunnel link and the weak ringgit as the reasons for the cost of for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project jumping to RM55 billion from RM29 billion as estimated by a consulting engineering firm previously.

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