27 February 2024, Besut, Terengganu

Following the successful MESRA event in Kuantan on 22nd February, we are pleased to report on the equally successful MESRA Besut held on 27th February 2024 at CCC ECRL Section 2 Basecamp. This event brought together a gathering of 30 esteemed guests, including residents from the ECRL alignment area. We were honored by the presence of distinguished guests, YBrs. Tuan Haji Ahmad Nazwawi bin Harun, District Officer of Besut, Madam Grace Cheng, Corporate Director of CCCECRL, and Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn. Bhd.

This MESRA event served as a platform for fostering community engagement and providing valuable insights into the ongoing project developments in Besut. The highlight of the event was a presentation delivered by Section 2 Project Manager, En. Mohd Azemi Abdullah, offering residents a deeper understanding of the current project status and its implications for the local community. A Q&A session facilitated interaction between residents, Village Heads, and government officials, ensuring clarity on the project’s impact and measures in place to minimize disruptions.

This event showcased our commitment to community engagement and transparency, emphasizing our dedication to addressing residents’ concerns and ensuring their well-being throughout the project. Thank you to all participants for their valuable contributions to this meaningful dialogue and collaboration.

QSHE Performance Achievement Closing Ceremony

24 February 2024, Kuantan

We are delighted to announce the successful conclusion of the QSHE Performance Achievement 2023 – Closing Event, which took place on 23rd February at the prestigious Sri Manja Hotel in Kuantan, Pahang. This event marked the culmination of a dedicated effort and commitment from all sections within ECRL project over the past four months, from September 2023 to December 2023. 

We are pleased to recognize and congratulate the outstanding achievements of the following sections:

– Quality Performance Achievement: Section 1

– Safety Health Performance Achievement: Section 3

– Environment Performance Achievement: Section 8

To the awarded sections, we extend our heartfelt congratulations for their exceptional performance and dedication to excellence.

Furthermore, we would like to express our gratitude and acknowledge the unwavering support received from all sections. In recognition of their valuable contributions, we presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Section 1 to Section 9.

We extend our sincere appreciation to all management, departments and sections who have made this achievement possible. Your hard work and commitment have been instrumental in driving our organization towards success.


23 February 2024, Kota SaS, Kuantan

Mesra ECRL Kuantan was held on 22nd February at the CCC-ECRL Kuantan management office on Kotasas Avenue. The event was honored by the presence of District Officer Kuantan, YH. Dato’ Hajah Aida Munira binti Abdul Rafar, Madam Grace Cheng – Corporate Director of CCC-ECRL, and Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak – Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. The highlight of the event was a project update progress presentation by Section 6 Project Manager En. Mohd Nor Nahar bin Abdul Hadi. This presentation showcased the milestones and current progress of the project.

To ensure transparency and address concerns, a Q&A session was held, allowing local residents, Representatives of Village Heads, and Kuantan District Office Officers to interact with the project team. The session provided a platform for open dialogue and the opportunity to clarify any doubts regarding the project’s impact on daily life. The project team and government officials were dedicated to providing detailed explanations and reassurances about the measures in place to minimize disruptions and ensure the well-being of the community.

We are committed to keeping the community informed and engaged throughout the project, and events like Mesra Kuantan serve as a platform for open communication and collaboration. Thank you to all who participated and contributed to the success of this event.


7 February 2024, Dungun

We are thrilled to announce that the MESRA ECRL event was successfully held at the PEJABAT DAERAH DUNGUN in Terengganu. The event was a remarkable gathering, graced by the presence of esteemed guests including YBrs. Encik Jusman bin Ibrahim, Pentadbir Tanah Dungun, Ms Grace Cheng, Corporate Director of CCC-ECRL and YBhg. Dato’ Sri Darwis bin Abdul Razak, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd

One of the highlights of the event was the screening of a project progress update video, which aimed to provide the residents with a comprehensive understanding of the ongoing developments. This video showcased the various stages of the ECRL project and its positive impact on the local community.

To foster greater engagement and address any concerns, we also organized a Q&A session during the event. This session provided an opportunity for nearby residents to voice out their issues and share the impact the project has had on their daily lives. The Dungun project team actively participated in this session, attentively addressing the questions and attempting to find solutions to the problems raised.

We believe that such events are crucial in maintaining open communication channels with the community. By actively involving the residents and addressing their concerns, we aim to ensure that the ECRL project is successfully implemented with minimal disruption to their lives.




30 January 2024, Pasir Puteh

We recently hosted an MESRA event in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, which was a great success. The event featured esteemed guests such as Yang Berhormat Ustaz Mohd Rodzi bin Jaafar, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Gaal, and Yang Amat Berusaha Tuan Haji Ahmad Adlee bin Yasin, Ketua Jajahan Pasir Puteh. We were also honored to have Madam Grace Cheng, Corporate Director of CCC-ECRL, and Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd in attendance.

During the event, a video presentation showcased the impressive progress of the ECRL project, and the respectives project team was also updates on the latest status and progress. A Q&A session was organized to facilitate interaction between the project team and local residents, as well as representatives of Village Heads. During this session, the project team patiently addressed any concerns and provided thorough explanations regarding the potential effects on daily life or any inconveniences that may arise.


Media Trip to ECRL Section 10 – Discovering Beyond Tracks!

10 January 2023

CCC-ECRL extended an invitation to the media to visit Section 10 following the successful First Track Laying Ceremony on December 11, 2023. The media delegation was given an exclusive tour of the track laying base, guided by Mr. Wu Li Zhu, the General Manager of Section 10. The tour commenced with a visit to the Construction Railway Operation Control Centre (CROCC), Concrete Sleeper Production Workshop, and Rail Welding Workshop.

To enhance their understanding, Section 10 also played informative animation and actual videos, providing the media with a comprehensive overview of the track laying machine’s operations. This offered the media a clearer picture about the track laying process.

The media were given the unique opportunity to experience a short ride on the diesel locomotives along the temporary track. Section 10’s Deputy General Manager, Mr. Chen Jian, also enlightened the media about other essential machines utilized in the ballasting process. For examples included the DC-32 Ballasting Tamping Machine, WD-350 Stabilizing Machine, and SPZ-200 Ballast Regulator Machine.

In addition to witnessing the impressive track laying process, the media were granted access to explore the office facilities and accommodations. This allowed them to gain a deeper insight into the day-to-day operations and the overall project’s scope.

The media visit to Section 10 provided an invaluable opportunity to witness the progress of the CCC-ECRL project firsthand, highlighting the dedication and expertise involved in constructing this vital railway infrastructure.

Courtesy Visit of CCCC representatives and Chinese to Malaysia Ambassador to Malaysian Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar Bin Ibrahim

12 Dec 2023

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim has emphasized the importance of cooperation among all parties involved in the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project, including state governments, to ensure its timely completion. He said Malaysia is committed to and appreciates the strategic cooperation with China, especially in terms of investments and support for infrastructure development skills provided by its companies. This commitment was pledged during a meeting between Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia OuYang Yujing, and the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) delegation led by our chairman Wang Tongzhou.

As the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) contractor for the ECRL project, CCCC shared their expertise and provided updates on the project during the meeting. Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim also highlighted the importance of discussing the development ecosystem for mega projects, particularly those related to intra-city and inter-city transportation.

First ECRL Track Laying Ceremony

11 Nov 2023, Gebeng, Kuantan

The first track installation for East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project was officiated by Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and accompanied by Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah with the present of Transport Minister Anthony Loke, China’s ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujin, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) chairman Wang Tongzhou and the Menteris Besar from the East Coast states, which are the alignment of the ECRL.

The installation of this track is a significant milestone for the ECRL project, marking the beginning of a new era in the construction process of this mega train infrastructure in Malaysia. Wang Tongzhou, stated that this momentous occasion signifies their commitment to progress, innovation, and the integration of meaningful mobility connectivity. The aim is to create a rail transport system that embodies Malaysia’s aspirations for a connected future.

Track installations will span a distance of 94km, starting from the Kuantan Port City (KPC) station in Gebeng to Dungun, Terengganu by using advanced technology and equipment, CCPG500A track laying machine, together with the 500m-long Long Welded Rail (LWR) and pre-stressed mono-block sleepers to ensure a solid foundation, in addition to reducing vibration when the train is moving for the comfort of passengers. Expected to take about three to four months to complete the track installation.


17 November 2023, Bentong

Another successful MESRA program was held in Bentong this morning, with the presence of esteemed guests including YB Puan Young Syefura Othman, Ahli Parlimen Bentong, Dato’ Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, Pegawai Daerah Bentong, Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd, and Madam Grace Cheng, CCC-ECRL Corporate Director. MESRA ECRL Program strives to establish stronger connections with the communities residing near the ECRL stations while raising awareness about this monumental project. The program aims to foster a sense of togetherness and ensure that the community is well-informed about the significance and impact of the project.

In addition to the MESRA activities, we also had the privilege of witnessing a heartwarming CSR initiative. Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd generously sponsored laptops for deserving students in Bentong, contributing to their educational journey and empowering their future. This act of kindness demonstrates the dedication and commitment to supporting the community and investing in the education of our youth.



ECRL Volunteers Unite to Celebrate National Environment Day

24 October 2023, Ulu Langat 

A team of 200 volunteers from the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project together with local community leaders participated in a ‘gotong-royong’ at the Hutlista 2 recreational park in conjunction with the National Environment Day celebration.

A total of 25 trash bags were collected during the ‘gotong-royong’ . The event was not just about community service, it also marked the launch of the ‘#OurRiver, Together We Preserve’ program which is dedicated to preserving rivers and their ecosystems, ensuring they remain free from pollution.

In collaboration with the Department of Environment (DOE) Selangor, this program aims to engage in activities that will safeguard our precious rivers. It is a noble effort to raise public awareness about the critical role that rivers play in the lives of humans and other organisms. Rivers are the lifeblood of our communities, and protecting them is of utmost importance.

So, as we celebrate National Environment Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate the remarkable efforts of these volunteers and the commitment of the ECRL Project. Through their unwavering dedication, protecting our environment is a collective responsibility, safeguarding the rivers from the insidious threat of pollution.