East Coast Railway Link to boost GDP of 3 states

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


KUALA LUMPUR: The gross domestic product (GDP) of 3 East Coast states in Peninsular Malaysia is projected to grow by 1.5% at the current rate with the implementation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the project would change the economic landscapes of Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang and turn them into trade hubs, tourism destinations and new investment focus.  Najib said the ECRL project was important to close the development gap between the east coast and the west coast.

“ECRL is a ‘game changer’ that could spur higher growth rates for the east coast states,” he said in the opening speech of the session on ‘Public Inspection ECRL’ here today.

Source by: Internet

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