2nd December 2021
On 2nd December 2021, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) achieved another milestone after the Selangor State Government has given the green light to implement the proposed Northern Alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
The northern alignment is part of the project’s Section C, and it involves Section C1 from Mentakab to Gombak and Section C2 covering Gombak-Serendah-Port Klang.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong said this would pave the way for the ECRL project and facilitate the changes in terms of the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) aspects of the project.
He said the reversion to the original alignment for Section C is expected to enhance the viability of the ECRL and provide further economic, environmental, and social benefits along the 665-km electrical rail network.
Meanwhile, Selangor Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the decision by the Selangor Government was made after careful consideration, discussions and receiving consensus from stakeholders involved in the ECRL project.
They were speaking at the ECRL Press Conference held after witnessing the Document Handover Ceremony for Section C (Northern Alignment).
The document was handed over by MRL Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak, to the Managing Director of China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd, Mr. Kong Qi.
The ceremony was also witnessed by Mr. Yu Jun, Counsellor (Political) Embassy of The People’s Republic of China to Malaysia and via live streaming by CCCC President, Mr. Wang Hai Huai, in Beijing.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wang witnessed the ceremony virtually from China said that the company will adopt the most experienced workforce, sophisticated technology, advanced equipment, stringent standards, and highest quality services during the project construction.
“CCCC will work closely with MRL to make ECRL a landmark project that symbolizes the collaboration between China and Malaysia,” said Wang.