Official Visit to ECRL Tunjong and Flood Relief Mission by Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan

Pasir Puteh, 27 DEC – Deputy Minister of Finance, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan made an official visit to ECRL Tunjong, in conjunction for a Flood Aid Distribution Program with representatives of CCC-ECRL and Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) in the form of basic necessities to help assist flood victims in both Kelantan and Terengganu.

 

Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and his party first visited the office and living area of Section 1’s camp, as well as the steel bar factory, silo and mixing station, and spoke highly of the branch’s camp construction and working environment. Accompanying the Deputy Minister of Finance on a two-day visit was MRL Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCCECRL) Deputy Project Director & Chief Engineer Deng Bo.

 

Apart from the inspection, China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL), main contractor and Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), asset owner of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project continued their efforts in Flood Aid Distribution to the flood victims around Malaysia as they handed out donations in several locations in Kelantan namely Machang and Pasir Puteh. In Terengganu, donations where handed out to flood victims at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung La, Hulu Besut and Dewan Telok Kalong Kijal, Kemaman.

 

In Kelantan, about 70 per cent of the construction work in Sections 1 and 2 of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL), covering 82km from Tunjong here to Setiu in Terengganu, was affected by floods last week. CCC-ECRL and MRL hope that the donations would help ease the situation suffered by the flood victims. 

 

Technical Visit To ECRL Genting Tunnel Project Site by Integrated Asset Planning Branch (CPAB), JKR Malaysia

On 22nd December 2022, the Integrated Asset Planning Branch (CPAB) from JKR Malaysia made a technical visit to the Genting Tunnel project site.

A delegation of 39 officers led by JKR’s Integrated Asset Planning Branch Senior Director, Dato’ Ir. Hj Zulkipli Hj Nasri was welcomed and accompanied by MRL’s Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, together with MRL’s Head of Construction, Noor Azlan Salleh and Corporate Director of CCC-ECRL Grace Cheng.

The purpose of this technical visit was to provide exposure and a knowledge sharing session to CPAB, JKR officers regarding the best practices of asset and project management in the implementation of mega and complex projects, including construction methods and technologies used in project implementation as well as aspects of mitigation and facility management that are applied once the project is operational.

They were briefed about the project updates, the challenges faced by them during the current monsoon season as well as measures taken place to ensure a steady and on-track progress of the mega project.

The delegation hopes that ECRL achieves its goal in connecting lives and accelerating growth especially within the local community in the state with numerous intangible benefits.

Construction of the 16.4 km Genting Tunnel portion of the ECRL began in May 2022. Once completed, the Genting Tunnel on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will serve as a key component for the shortening of travel distance between Bentong and Kuala Lumpur.

 

Section 7 visit by Deputy Director of Malaysia Land Public Transport Agency (APAD)

Recently, En.Ahmad Radhi Bin Maarof, Deputy Director of the Malaysian Land Public Transport Agency ( APAD), visited the construction site of the Yunding Tunnel and the Sungai Tua No. 1 Tunnel Section 7 of the CCCC Malaysia East Rail Project. The owner, Malaysia Rail Link (MRL), project general manager and relevant personnel from the branch, accompanied the project.

In the workshop meeting room at the exit of Yunding Tunnel, Deputy Director En.Ahmad Radhi Bin Maarof and his party first listened to the work report on the construction progress, key and difficult points of construction, construction technology, safety control and other aspects of Yunding Tunnel, and then conducted a briefing on the construction site.

During the construction process, Section 7 has strictly controlled the progress, quality, safety, environment and other factors, and achieved remarkable results, which was highly affirmed by the Malaysian Land Public Transport Agency (APAD). ECRL Section 7 will continue to strictly control the quality in the follow-up production work, strictly implement the management measures, and provide a strong guarantee for the smooth completion of the project.

T-Beam Launching Ceremony Held at Section 6 Kuantan, Pahang

10 November 2022, CCC-ECRL has achieved another significant milestone as it launched the first two T-Beam launching at Bridge 4, Kampung Padang, Kuantan Pahang and Bride 16, Kemaman, Terengganu said, Mr Kong Qi, Managing Director of China Communications Construction (ECRL) on this launching ceremony today.

The ceremony was held in Section 6 Kuantan, Pahang. Among the special guests who attended the ceremony were from Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, the Managing Director of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Mr Kong Qi, Mr Liu Jianming, Head of Construction of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd and other relevant officers.

He is also very proud of the determination, effort and hard work of all staff in achieving the superstructure work progress, and hopes to continue the excellent work, gain more project milestones and maintain the quality of the work throughout the construction activity.
In other words, Dato’ Sri Darwis, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) mentioned, “I am enormously grateful for the dedication and high standards everyone has shown in this project and we have made a very significant progress despite some occasional challenges faced upon completion”.

In addition, ECRL Project has in total sixteen thousand, three hundred and twelve (16,312) pieces of T-beams with eleven (11) beam fabrication yards allocated along the alignment and the Sungai Kuantan Bridge No.4 is the longest bridge in Section 6 and Pahang, and been divided into 5 segments. The bored piling works for this bridge were commenced on 8 July 2020 and completed on 17 April 2021. This bridge is scheduled to be completed in May 2023 after the balance cantilever section is complete for the precast beam to progress towards KotaSAS area.

Stitching Cantilever Beam Ceremony Held at Section 6 Kuantan, Pahang

6 October 2022, CCC-ECRL recorded another major milestone as it completed the first stretch of major bridge construction using the balance cantilever method in Section 6 said, Mr.Liu Jianming, Head of Construction of China Communications Construction (ECRL) on this final stitching ceremony today.

The ceremony was held in Section 6 Kuantan Pahang. The special guests who attended the ceremony were from the Deputy General Director, Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) Pahang, En. Rukairulzam Bin Ab Rahman, JKR Pahang representative, Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) Head of Construction, En.Noor Azlan Salleh and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Deputy Project Director cum Chief Engineer, Mr. Deng Bo and other relevant officers.

“With the determination, effort and hardwork from CCC Section 6, the stitching segment is achieved two months ahead of a planned date despite many challenges faced upon completion”, said En. Noor Azlan Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) Head of Construction.

The achievement is made more significant as the bridge were constructed based on the 100-year average recurrence interval flood level along 3.88km crosses Jalan Kuantan-Sg.Lembing and Kuantan River. Observation has been made on the calculations and requirements studied before, the elevated railway tracks and bridge were built in flood-prone areas to ensure train services will not be disrupted during floods.

Deputy General Director of the Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) Officially Visit to ECRL Project in Section 7, Bentong

On October 3rd, The Deputy General Director of the Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) from Putrajaya, YBrs IR.Hj Mohd Hatta bin Zakaria and the delegation from other states DOSH director on their official visit to ECRL project in Section 7, Bentong, Pahang.

The deputy director and the delegation was welcomed by En.Yusni Shahadan, Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) Regional Construction Manager and Dato’ Osman bin Haron, SHE Director of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd.   

The visit began with a welcome speech and safety briefing at the Safety Experience Hall followed by the technical briefed by CCC-ECRL representative. The delegation also were briefed on the current construction progress. Then, they took a tour of around the Safety Experience Center which was built to provide safety training to our workers and also Operational Safety Control Room.

While safety demonstration were being carried out, the delegation was amazed and impressed to see the advanced technology being used to provide the safety training to all workers. YBrs IR.Hj Mohd Hatta bin Zakaria said he hopes, this technology can be standardize in a future for all safety precautionary action, training and practices.

The delegation then proceeded to visit the Genting Tunnel. During the visit, the delegation was very satisfied with the progress, automation and the machinery used for the construction of the tunnel. In addition, the total length of Genting Tunnel is 16.4km, which is the longest tunnel in ECRL project.

CCC-ECRL Inked Supplementary Agreement on Wildlife Management Plan to Safeguard Flora and Fauna

30 September 2022- CCCECRL inked the supplementary agreement with the department of Wildlife and National Parks’ (PERHILITAN), Peninsular Malaysia today to further enhance the implementation of the Wildlife Management Plan, an initiative for wildlife conservation and mitigation works along the 665-kilometre East Coast Rail Link’s alignment.

The ceremony was held today at the department of Wildlife National Parks’ (PERHILITAN), Peninsular Malaysia’s Office.

Among the special guests who attended the ceremony were YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hashim, Director General of Wildlife and National Parks’ (PERHILITAN), YBhg Dato’ Fakhrul Hatta bin Musa, Deputy Director General (Conservation) of Wildlife and National Parks’ (PERHILITAN), YBhg. Dato Sri Darwis Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), Mr Kong Qi, Managing Director of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCCECRL), Mr Deng Bo, Deputy Project Director Cum Chief Engineer of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd and Madam Grace Cheng, Corporate Director of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd and other relevant officers.

The supplementary agreement is an extension of the collaboration period between CCCECRL and PERHILITAN through a Memorandum of Agreement that has been ongoing since 2018. “The purpose of the fund allocated is to work with PERHILITAN to further establish environmental safeguards and ensure that environmental-friendly initiatives are taken for the construction of the ECRL and also developing the project without endangering the natural habitats of wildlife along the alignment ”, said CCCECRL Managing Director Mr Kong Qi.

He further elaborates several significant steps have been taken by the environmental experts and the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) to reduce the impact on the natural habitats as much as possible. PERHILITAN Director General Dato’ Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hassan on other hand mentioned, “The total allocation of the funds pledged will go into the implementation of the Wildlife Management Plan initiatives, which include wildlife mitigation and conflict control, human-elephant conflict study, public awareness and habitat enrichment, spanning across the years of the collaboration period.”

Deputy Finance Minister II Officially Visit To ECRL Project in Section 4, Terengganu

6 September 2022- Deputy Finance Minister II, YB Tuan Haji Yamani Hafez Musa on his first official visit to ECRL project in Section 4, Dungun, Terengganu. The visit was accompanied by the delegation from Wisma Kastam Terengganu.

He was welcomed by Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Rail Link (MRL), Project Chief Engineer of China Communications Construction Sdn Bhd (ECRL) Deng Bo and Corporate Director of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd, Grace Cheng and other relevant officers.

YB Tuan Haji Yamani Hafez Musa was briefed about the project updates, especially on the Dungun Tunnel and Bridge 02 progress, overall progress, land acquisition status, the design and also the targeted completion date. Also, he and his delegates toured the batching plant and base camp throughout the visit.

YB on other hand mentioned, that he hopes the ECRL project’s overall construction will be carried out with high standards and to be completed on schedule.

 

 

  

Transport Minister Lauded on the ECRL Progress During His Site Visit.

2 September 2022- The progress on the construction of the East Cost Rail Link (ECRL) project is satisfactory and in steady progress, says YBhg. Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong. YBhg. Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong was given a tour of a casting yard basecamp in Section 1, Jerus Kelantan and continues to Bridge 60 site in Serada, Kuala Terengganu the next day.  

The minister was accompanied by Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd Deputy Project Director Liu Jianming and Corporate Director, Grace Cheng.

The visit began with a safety briefing followed by technical briefed. The delegation also have briefed on the current construction progress by Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak and Deputy Project Director Liu Juanming.

Dr. Wee said, “I was amazed to see how machinery was used, how steel bars were processed using advanced equipment and how they all came together in a solid structure and sent to construction sites.

The delegation then proceeded to visit Bridge 60 in Serada, Kuala Terengganu. During the visit, he was very satisfied with the progress and the technology being used for the construction of the bridge. In addition, the total length of Bridge 60 is 5km, which is the longest bridge in the construction area of Section 3. This bridge uses two types of span- the Continuous Beam/Box Girder and the T-Beam and crosses Sungai Terengganu.

Dr.Wee in other hand mentioned, he was impressed with the commitment given on women manpower and dedication in fulfilling their task on site.   

Implementation and Coordination Unit (ICU) Board of Directors Officially Visits ECRL Project in Section 1, Kelantan

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