The improved ECRL project will now cost .RM 68.7 million per km, up from 95.5 million.RM per km under the original agreement. Daim also stated that it had been in contact with the relevant parties in China and that „both countries have made a decision to conclude the agreement“. In a notification to Bursa Malaysia MMAG said: that its wholly owned subsidiary MMANTAP Sdn Bhd will be responsible for all ICT aspects, logistics and transport of workers to the designated ecRL sites and all financial aspects of JR Joint Resources on the implementation and implementation of the ECRL agreement The Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) announced on Friday that the Malaysia Rail Sd Link Sd Bhd (MRLSB) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC Ltd) had signed a complementary agreement. paved the way for the resumption of the China-backed project. Work began in August 2017. On July 3, 2018, the Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (LMR) commissioned the Communications Corporation of China (CCCC) to suspend all work related to the ECRL Engineering, Acquisition, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract.  The suspension was lifted following the signing in April 2019 of an endorsement between the MRMA and the CCCC regarding the revised construction costs and the southern orientation of the rail link.   According to the sources, the exclusive mMAG partnership agreement is expected to contribute to a turnover of approximately 400 million.RM on a turnover of about five years. This is based on an estimate of 2,000 foreign workers. Following renegotiations, the government announced that on April 12, MRLSB and CCCC signed three EPCC agreement endorsements to restart the suspended ECRL project at a much lower cost. Datuk Rathakrishnan Vellaisamy, President of MMAG, said in a press release that the benefits of the ECRL agreement to which JR Joint Resources is entitled are shared at 70:30 in favour of MMANTAP. In November 2016, the Malaysian government and the state China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) signed a financing framework and a construction contract worth $13.1 billion. The agreement was criticized by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed as being wrong.
„When it comes to giving contracts to China, huge sums of money to China, and the contract goes to China, and Chinese contracting parties prefer to use their own workers from China, use everything that is imported from China, even the payment is not made here, it is made in China… Such a treaty is not something I welcome.  First, the project itself would see increased participation by local contractors under the aforementioned endorsements. PETALING JAYA: MMAG Holdings Bhd has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with JR Joint Resources Holdings Sdn Bhd to offer global management solutions for foreign workers for China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCCECRL). In an interview three weeks ago with TV3`s Utama Prime-Time Bulletin, Daim said ecRL had „new business elements that would have a greater impact on businesses and people who are unwell.“