Kuala Lampur, April 16 -- Arguably one of the most ambitious mega-projects Putrajaya has embarked on, the initially suspended East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is finally back on track, after months of negotiations, led by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

The project was shelved after Pakatan Harapan (PH) ousted Barisan Nasional (BN) in the general election last year, due to its egregious cost.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday announced that Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRLSB) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Ltd had signed a supplementary agreement that will pave the way for the resumption of the China-backed project.

The construction cost for Phases 1 and 2 of the ECRL has now been now reduc...