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CCC-ECRL, MRL volunteer flood relief assistance efforts in East Coast states

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contractor China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) and project owner Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) are taking proactive steps in providing assistance to flood-hit communities in the East Coast states.

In a joint statement today, CCC-ECRL and MRL said they had reached out to Pahang Local Disaster Operations Control Centres (PKOB) in Maran, Temerloh and Kuantan to offer flood relief assistance.

CCC-ECRL said Jan 5 its offices in Maran had provided transportation and supplies to flood relief centres as well as manpower and machinery like excavators to assist in Maran town cleanup efforts.

The firm said 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 areas, it said.

CCC-ECRL managing director Bai Yinzhan said as the firm’s offices and employees have also been affected by the flood, it resonates with the hardships faced by the affected communities.

“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,” he said.

Meanwhile, MRL CEO Datuk Seri Darwis Abdul Razak said the firms would channel various forms of assistance be it machinery, manpower, food supplies, toiletries, blankets, and cash donations to aid in the relief and recovery efforts.

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