6 July 2023, Bentong. YB Datuk Haji Hasbi Bin Habibollah, Deputy Minister of Transportation, attended a briefing session on the development of the ECRL project and was welcomed by Mr. Deng Bo, Deputy Project Director cum Chief Engineer of CCC- ECRL and Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, Chief Executive Officer of MRL.

The Deputy Minister and MOT delegation were taken to visit the project site, the ECRL Genting Tunnel Section 7, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang. The Genting Tunnel is the first ECRL tunnel to be excavated using the advanced Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) method. The construction of the 665 km-long ECRL project, spanning four states, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Selangor, is progressing rapidly and has achieved a progress rate of 46.68 percent. The recorded progress level is in line with the schedule for completing the ECRL project alignment from Kota Bharu, Kelantan to Gomba, Selangor by December 2026.

YB Datuk Haji Hasbi expresses his utmost to CCC-ECRL, MRL and all parties involved in developing the ECRL project, which will bridge the economic and developmental gap between the Klang Valley and East Coast Region in the future.



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