Contract signed for $13.1bn Malaysian rail project

WCN Editorial Team 3 Nov 2016 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

China Communications Construction Company has won a MYR46bn ($10.9bn) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the East Coast Rail Link project in Malaysia.

The 620km rail line, expected to cost MYR55bn ($13.1bn), will include the construction of an east-west trunk railway line in Malaysia, connecting eastern cities and towns with the nation’s capital.

Upon completion, the project will connect townships such as Port Klang, ITT (Integrated Transport Terminal) Gombak, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Baru and Tumpat.

The rail line, financed by the Export-Import Bank of China, will be delivered in phases. Construction work is expected to commence in early 2017 and be completed in 2022.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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