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Loke seeks more allocation for travel passes in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry should provide more allocations for the My50 and My100 unlimited monthly travel passes in Budget 2020, given the success...
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Loke: No need to review ECRL
KUALA LUMPUR: There is not need to review the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project because the government has already done so, says Transport Minister Anthony...
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Melaka hopes to be included in ECRL’s new route
MELAKA: The state government hopes that it can be considered for inclusion under the new route of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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China, Malaysia restart massive Belt and Road project after hiccups
DUNGUN: China and Malaysia resumed construction on a massive "Belt and Road" train project in northern Malaysia on Thursday, after a year-long suspension and following a rare agreement to cut its cost by nearly a third to about $11 billion.
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There’s no downsizing of ECRL project, says Loke
THERE is no downsizing of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, says Anthony Loke who reiterates that the government managed to reduce the project cost to RM44bil from its original RM65.5bil.
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Loke: No downsizing of ECRL project; cost reduced by RM21.5bil
KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry has denied in Parloiament there has been a downsizing of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, and reiterated that it managed to reduce the cost to RM44bil from its original cost of RM65.5bil.
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Landowners affected by ECRL project will be compensated, says Loke
JELEBU (Bernama): Owners of private land acquired for the development of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will be duly compensated, says Anthony Loke.
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Lafarge to resume cement supply to ECRL
KUALA LUMPUR: Lafarge Malaysia Bhd can resume supplying cement for all eight packages of work for the proposed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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Malaysia set to see new wave of China FDI
We can expect a fresh stream of investments from China following the revival of ECRL and Bandar Malaysia, as well as Dr Mahathir’s recent productive trip to Beijing.
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RHB Research sees economy picking up in H2
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research expects a pick up in construction activity with the resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and Bandar Malaysia projects will have multiplier effects while an improvement in exports growth will see the economy picking up in the second half of 2019.
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‘Land not given to China’
PUTRAJAYA: Allegations that 4,500 acres (1,821ha) of land will be given to China for free in the re-negotiation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract are incorrect, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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AmInvest Research positive on Bandar Malaysia, firm Malaysia-China ties
KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Bank Research is maintaining its end-2019 FBM KLCI target of 1,820 and sees the market already at the bottom.
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Daim: Najib neglected good advice from EPU
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Daim Zainuddin has questioned whether a personal emissary of the former prime minister, who works on his own, was involved in direct discussions and negotiations on the old East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract.“Was it a personal emissary of the former PM or was it an official representative of the government, as should have been the case,” he said.
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Najib ignored advice from government agency over ECRL, says Daim
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Tun Daim Zainuddin has questioned whether it was a personal emissary of the former prime minister, who was working on his own, involved in direct discussions and negotiations over the old East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract.
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ECRL project offers opportunities to local contractors, says Daim
KUALA LUMPUR: The renegotia­ted East coast Rail Link (ECRL) project offers plenty of opportunities to local contractors, including bumiputra, in public works like supplies and technical aspects, said Tun Daim Zainuddin.
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Daim: Renegotiated ECRL offers plenty of opportunities to local contractors
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The renegotiated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project offers plenty of opportunities to local contractors, including bumiputras, in public works like supplies and technical aspects, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.
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Economy seen to recover in H2 after slow first quarter
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian economy will bounce back in the second half after registering what is expected to be the slowest quarterly expansion since the second quarter of 2016 during the first three months of the year.
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ECRL price tag can come down even further, says Daim
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Tun Daim Zainuddin has expressed confidence that the price tag for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), which was reduced by RM21.5bil to RM44bil, is highly likely to come down even further.
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Construction counters drop as traders take profit
PETALING JAYA: Construction counters took a dip even as prospects of the sector looked positive following the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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ECRL project revival to benefit many sectors
PETALING JAYA: The revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is set to benefit local rail-based construction players, create a spillover effect for local port operators and potentially open up corridors for property development routes.
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PM: Revised ECRL deal raises local role to 40% of works
KUALA LUMPUR: The revised East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will see Malaysian contractors having a 40% participation in the RM44bil project, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Terengganu not left out of ECRL route, says Daim
KUALA TERENGGANU: Six East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) stations will be built in Terengganu, hence proving that the state is not being bypassed in the implementation of the project as alleged by some quarters, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.
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Daim: Terengganu not bypassed, to have six ECRL stations
KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): Six East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) stations will be built in Terengganu, which proves that the state is not being bypassed in implementing the project as alleged by some parties, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.
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ECRL savings worth 50 Negri annual budgets
SEREMBAN: The new alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project avoids the Titiwangsa Range for cost savings, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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Pahang govt glad ECRL project will continue
KUANTAN: Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail has expressed the state government's gladness over the continuation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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AmInvest Research sees ECRL revival positive for construction, building material sectors
KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research sees the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) as positive to both the construction and building material sectors but it is “no game-changer” to these industries.
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ECRL project is back on, supplementary deal signed
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and China Communications Construction Company Ltd have signed a supplementary agreement that will pave the way for the resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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