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MALAYSIA: STUDY TO DETERMINE IF ECRL SHOULD BE DEFERRED OR TERMINATED, SAYS PM

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia The government will decide if the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project be deferred or terminated after undertaking a study of the multi-billion ringgit infrastructure project that the country can ill-afford at this juncture.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said:The government will study the project and negotiate to ensure that it does not spend so much money on the ECRL, because we cannot afford it,” he told a press conference after a Cabinet meeting here today.

“We have found that the contract also included payments according to specific times, and as far as we can determine, the work that was done was much less than the payment which had been made, he said.

Source: NAM News Network

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