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Malaysia reviews ECRL project

Beijing, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), the contractor for the 688-kilometre East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, hopes the review by the Malaysian government would not take long, says CCCC Vice President Sun Ziyu.

He said the ECRL is the one project that has been significantly affected since the new Malaysian government took over the administration, adding that the value of the contract is high due to the long and complex alignment of the track via tunnels and bridges, Malaysia's National News Agency (Bernama) reported.

"It is understandable for the new government to review such a big project, but they should not take too long to come to a decision," he told a Malaysian media delegation, led by the Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, at the group's headquarters on Saturday.

He also said CCCC has already started earth works, excavating tunnels, building road foundations, procuring bridge construction equipment and materials, hiring workers, as well as establishing partnerships with over 700 local subcontractors, suppliers and consultants.

"Ever since the suspension of work, losses are incurred every day. As a contractor, this is upsetting and impacts us negatively," he added.

Source: Bahrain News Agency