ECRL project reaches 30% progress mark, says MRL CEO
12 Feb 2022
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), a mega-rail project, which is expected to be completed in December 2026, is currently 27.19% complete.
Malaysia Rail Sdn Bhd (MRL) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Darwis Abdul Razak said the project is proceeding smoothly despite a slight delay due to technical problems.
“We have experienced delays, but with the current development now, we can catch up. Overall, it can progress better this year.
“God willing, the Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Selangor alignments — Sections A, B, and C1 — will be completed in December 2026 and operational on Jan 1, 2027,” he told reporters after attending the Terengganu Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s Jalinan Kasih Keluarga Malaysia (Corporate Social Responsibility) event with Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali and Customs director-general Datuk Seri Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir here on Saturday (Feb 12).
He added that land acquisition works for the ECRL project in Terengganu and Pahang are also currently progressing smoothly and had achieved 89% progress and are expected to be resolved in 2023.
“As such, I am counting on the commitment of all parties, especially the state governments, to assist the project and ensure it is completed in 2026 as scheduled,” he said.