8 October 2021
On 8 October 2021, China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) handed over donation of RM30,000, raised through donations from its management and staff, to help the fire victims at Kampung Baru Cina Karak.
The cheque was presented by the newly appointed Managing Director of CCC-ECRL, Kong Qi to the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) of Kampung Baru Cina Karak.
“CCC-ECRL has always been committed in helping people in need, especially those communities along the ECRL project route. The Karak fire victims are close to our hearts as one of our employees is also affected by the incident,” said Kong.
“We hope our small financial assistance would provide some relief and we pray that the families affected will remain steadfast in rebuilding their homes and lives,” he said.
Kong Qi, together with Deputy Project Director cum Chief Engineer of CCC-ECRL, Deng Bo and several CCC-ECRL representatives visited the scene and gave moral supports to the fire victims.
On the night of October 1st, more than 50 houses and 11 shops were destroyed in the fire that broke out at 9.10pm. The tragedy had caused more than 150 people lost their homes and everything they had. It is one of the worst fire tragedies that has ever happened in Karak.