KUANTAN – The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, is grateful for the successful negotiations with China to build the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL).
Tengku Abdullah congratulated and thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as he said the project would boost the state’s economy in the long run.
“The project will also provide jobs for the people of Pahang,” he said at the opening of the state assembly sitting here.
“It will create a spillover effect that will be enjoyed by contractors and developers in the state.”
He hoped that the people of Pahang would be able to reap the rewards and benefits that the ECRL will bring to the state.
Najib, in tabling the 2017 Budget, had said that the RM55bil project would span 620km and be implemented in phases.
It would connect townships such as Port Klang, ITT (Integrated Transport Terminal) Gombak, Bentong, Mentakab, Kuantan, Kemaman, Kerteh, Kuala Terengganu and Kota Baru, ending in Tumpat.
Construction work on the project is expected to start next year and be completed in 2022.