Visit by the Director General of Immigration Malaysia, YBHG. Dato’ Ruslin bin Jusoh & delegation to ECRL Kuantan Project Site.

9 June 2024

YBHG. Dato’ Ruslin bin Jusoh, Director General of Immigration Malaysia, graced our ECRL Kuantan site with his esteemed delegation, embarking on a journey of discovery and insight into our ongoing projects. Their visit was marked by a meaningful schedule: a comprehensive project site briefing at section 10, a visit to the Control and Reporting Centre of Communications (CROCC) with a detailed presentation by Mr. Wu LiZhu, the dedicated General Manager of Section 10 from CCC.

The delegation’s experience was further enriched by a short, but thrilling ride on a track rail car, where they had a firsthand encounter with the completed railway infrastructure at Kuantan Port City. To cap off their visit, they explored the intricate construction work at the Kuantan Tunnel, witnessing the dedication and expertise that go into shaping the landscape of modern transportation infrastructure. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Immigration Department of Malaysia for taking the time to engage with our projects, as their insights and observations are invaluable contributions to our ongoing journey of development and progress. Thank you for your visit, and here’s to continued collaboration and growth in our shared pursuits.

The Commencement Ceremony of ECRL System Construction

9 May 2024

At a ceremony today, China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) launched the ECRL system construction phase, marking a significant advancement in the project’s timeline. This phase, which includes electrification, traction power supply, overhead catenary system, signaling and telecommunication systems, represents the final stage of construction before testing and commissioning. These systems are essential components of modern railway infrastructure, serving as the backbone for safe, efficient, and reliable train operations.

The commencement ceremony was attended by over 60 VIPs and distinguished guests including CCC-ECRL’s Managing Director Mr Kong Qi, CCC-ECRL’s Deputy Project Director cum Chief Engineer Mr Deng Bo, CCC-ECRL’s Deputy Project General Manager Mr Chen XuTao, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) Project Director Noor Azlan Bin Salleh, representatives from various sections and etc.

The telecommunication system of the ECRL is built on the LTE-R standard, leading the way in wireless telecommunications for extensive railway networks. Furthermore, the signaling system utilizes the CTCS-2 train control system, known for its advanced features and reliability. These systems enable seamless data exchange between trains and the track, enhancing operational efficiency, ensuring reliable train tracking and prioritizing the safety of train operations.

Expressing gratitude to MRL, associates and colleagues, CCC-ECRL’s Managing Director Kong Qi emphasized the project’s commitment to creating a high-standard, sustainable railway system for the East Coast of Malaysia. As the ‘Number One Project’ of China Communications Construction Group, the ECRL project aligns with the philosophy of ‘Connecting Lives, Accelerating Growth’. The aim is to construct a green, fast, comfortable, and high-quality railway network that contributes to the socioeconomic development of the region. With a focus on excellence, safety, and environmental sustainability, the project team is dedicated to making the ECRL System Construction phase a benchmark for quality and reliability.

CCC-ECRL Honors 20 Local Vendors with Award of Excellence for Outstanding Project Contributions

2 April 2024

China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) recently honoured the prestigious Award of Excellence 2024 upon 20 esteemed local vendors, including FLT Machinery Sdn Bhd, HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd, Costwin Construction Sdn Bhd, Libertium Construction Sdn Bhd, and HULS Transmission Sdn Bhd, who graced the awards ceremony with their presence. This distinguished accolade recognizes their exceptional achievements in areas such as Health, Safety, and Environment Management, Quality Management, Project Management, and Resource Allocation.

The collaborative efforts between CCC-ECRL and esteemed local vendors like FLT Machinery Sdn Bhd and Libertium Construction Sdn Bhd have been lauded for their unwavering commitment to excellence and quality. This commitment to delivering a superior railway system to the people of Malaysia underscores the significance of fostering partnerships with local vendors to drive economic growth and create valuable employment opportunities.

The partnership between CCC-ECRL and these local vendors underscores the importance of collaboration in delivering a top-notch railway system to Malaysia, creating economic opportunities and fostering growth in the local infrastructure sector. Congratulations once again to all the outstanding vendors. hope that we can continue working together to ensure the smooth operation of the ECRL project and pave the way for its successful operation in 2027.

IEM’s Conference (SEACETUS 2024) Site Visit To Serendah Tunnel

7 March 2024

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), in collaboration with the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, proudly presents the Southern Asian Conference (SEACETUS) 2024 with the theme “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Space Development” from the 5th to the 7th of March 2024 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This esteemed event aims to unite professionals and experts in the field to explore advancements and best practices in tunneling and underground space engineering.

On the 7th of March 2024, 20 delegates from IEM had the unique opportunity to delve deeper into the construction and operation of the Serendah tunnel. Situated in Serendah, Rawang, the tunnel spans 10 km and is managed by Section 8 CCC. The visit provided a hands-on experience for attendees to witness innovative techniques and sustainable practices employed in underground space development.

As participants explored the Serendah Tunnel, they were guided through various stages of tunnel construction, from excavation to lining and finishing. Experts and project engineers were on hand to elucidate the engineering principles, structural design considerations, and safety measures implemented to ensure the functionality and longevity of the tunnel.

Furthermore, the site visit facilitated interactive sessions where participants could engage with industry professionals, pose questions, and exchange ideas on best practices and emerging trends in tunneling and underground space engineering. This interactive learning environment fostered a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in underground space development, inspiring collaboration and knowledge-sharing among participants.

Wildlife Friendly Infrastructure ECRL Project Site Visit to Kemasul Forest Reserve, Temerloh Pahang

4 – 5 March 2024

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Nepal (DNPWC), and the Ministry of Road and Transport Development, Mongolia (MRTD), recently sent a letter to WWF-Malaysia expressing their interest in visiting the sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructure project site of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. The successful implementation of green infrastructure in projects such as the Genting-Gombak-Serendah for the ECRL project has attracted attention from delegations in Nepal and Mongolia. Together, we engaged in an experience-sharing session and technical site visit on March 4th and 5th.

The first day of the event involved a visit to the CCC-ECRL HQ office, where the guests were presented with insights about the ECRL project’s efforts to implement wildlife-friendly infrastructure. They learned about our strategies for managing wildlife and biodiversity, ensuring minimal disruption to the migration of wild animals and the fragmentation of habitats. A Q&A session provided an opportunity for in-depth discussion and clarification.

On the second day, the delegation visited Section 6, specifically the Wildlife Box Culvert located in the Kemasul Forest Reserve in Temerloh, Pahang. This site visit offered a firsthand look at the practical implementation of environmentally friendly infrastructure within the ECRL project.

We are committed to fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in the realm of sustainable infrastructure development and conservation efforts, and we look forward to further opportunities for partnership and shared learning.


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.