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The East Coast Rail Link project will be relaunched by Transport Minister Anthony Loke at the Dungun Tunnel site today.

The event, scheduled for 11am, will be attended by Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.

Loke was previously reported as saying that the ECRL relaunch today would create a larger function and scope for local companies.

The project was 15 percent complete when it was put on hold last July,

The government's renegotiation with the developer managed to reduce the cost Phases I and II to RM44 billion from the original RM65.5 billion.

The ECRL new route is also shorter by 40km, reducing its total length from 688km to 648km, and will start from Kota Bharu before running through Mentakab, Jelebu, Kuala Kelawang, Bangi / Kajang, Putrajaya and ends in Port Klang.

- Bernama


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