Terminating ECRL will cost Putrajaya RM21.78b, says Dr M

The government is obliged to pay RM21.78 billion if it decided to terminate the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says.

Speaking at a press conference here today, Dr Mahathir said as the original ECRL contract was agreed on a government-to-government (G2G) basis, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government, in negotiating an improved deal for the ECRL, had to work within the constraints of the existing agreements.