(Kuala Lumpur, 11 January 2021) – As states on the East Coast continue to be heavily affected by floods, China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL), the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Contractor of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, is taking a proactive role in providing assistance to the affected communities.
CCC-ECRL and Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), the project and asset owner of the ECRL project have reached out to Pahang Local Disaster Operations Control Centres (PKOB) in Maran, Temerloh and Kuantan to offer flood relief assistance.
Since 5th January, CCC-ECRL offices in Maran have provided transportation and supplies to flood relief centres as well as providing manpower and machinery like excavators to assist in Maran town cleanup efforts. It has also assisted the Public Works Department (JKR) in cordoning off damaged roads in Maran to ensure traffic safety in the affected areas. In Temerloh, CCC-ECRL has also provided lorries to transport supplies and equipment to flood relief centres as well as nearby area.
“Our offices and employees have also been heavily affected by the flood, we resonate with the hardships faced by the affected communities. Stay true to our belief in creating value and giving back to the society, we will continue our efforts to lessen the burden of the flood victims by working closely with the local authorities in aiding in flood relief efforts. We would like to extend our sympathy and compassion to those who have lost their loved ones and properties in the flood.” said CCC-ECRL Managing Director Bai Yinzhan.
“We are deeply concerned for the thousands of residents in the East Coast states that are devastated due to heavy rain and flood. We will try out utmost best to channel various forms of assistance be it machinery, manpower, food supplies, toiletries, blankets, and cash donations to aid in the relief and recovery efforts. We pray that the numerous families affected will remain steadfast in facing such challenging situations, and that they will be soon be able to rebuild their lives,” said MRL Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Darwis Abdul Razak.
Both companies will continue monitoring the flood situation and provide further assistance when necessary.