By Nurul Hanis Izmir
KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) --The RM55 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is a worthy investment, especially for those in the east coast as it will change their economy and social life in the long term.
The 688-kilometre project, which links Port Klang, Selangor with Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, will have 28 stations. It will offer passenger and cargo rail services and is expected to be ready in June 2024.
At a recent ground-breaking ceremony for the Tunjong ECRL station, Kelantan Federal Action Council Chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the construction of the ECRL station would transform the town into a new economic growth centre for the people in the state.
Echoing this, a Kelantanese, Mohd Farhan Hafiz Nozeli, 30, said on a macro level, the project would help domestic construction players with its estimated RM16 billion contracts and boost the tourism sector.
"The freight transportation sector can also take advantage of this while on micro level it is expected to provide especially skilled jobs for the locals.....