Better to build ECRL now rather than later, says Johari

Kow Gah Chie and Celine Ho

Modified 10 Feb 2018, 5:49 am

It is better to build mega infrastructure projects such as the multi-billion-ringgit East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) now instead of putting it off to later.

This is because the project will incur a much higher cost if it is to be done years later, said Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani.

"No country will ever be ready for a (much) larger scale of funding for such an infrastructure project," Johari said in an interview with Malaysiakini and Free Malaysia Today (FMT)...

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