Minister: 1,547 plots of land in Kelantan acquired and classified for ECRL

A general view of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project tunnel construction site in Bentong, Pahang on January 13, 2022. A total of 1,547 land lots in Kelantan for the first phase of the ECRL project have been acquired and graded under section 8 of the Land Acquisition Act 1960. – Photo by Firdaus Latif

Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:16 PM MYT

KOTA BARU, 16th June – A total of 1,547 lands in Kelantan for the first phase of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project have been acquired and classified under Section 8 of the Land Acquisition Act 1960 , Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk said. Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

He said land acquisitions were undertaken by the Director General of Lands and Mines Department (JKPTG) of Kelantan in Kota Baru, Machang, Bachok and Pasir Puteh districts.

“Overall, this project is going smoothly, including the land acquisition process despite various issues that have arisen. But they were resolved by the ministry with the cooperation of all parties, especially the state government.

“In this regard, I take this opportunity to thank the state government, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and all agencies involved in launching the ECRL project in Kelantan,” he said in a statement. today.

Takiyuddin said that for the second phase, Kelantan JKPTG received applications for land acquisitions for 109 additional lots in Machang, Bachok and Pasir Puteh districts.

He said the applications had been submitted to the Kelantan Land and Mines Office (PTG) for approval from state authorities before being published in the Government Gazette.

“The ministry also takes into account the aspect of ecological sustainability so that the impact on the ecosystem for wildlife and their habitat is controlled.

“In addition, action has been taken through the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) in strengthening the wildlife management plan to meet the requirements of the Wildlife Impact Assessment. environment (EIA),” he said.

The ECRL is expected to be operational in January 2027, covering a 665 kilometer route through Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Selangor. — Bernama

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