On October 28, 2016, CRCC-CREC-CCCC consortium received the Award Letter of Railway Project in Sothern Malaysia from Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Malaysia's Minister of Transport, with a contract value of 8,900 million Malaysian ringgits (14,500 million yuan), marking that the consortium has officially won the bid. CCCC holds a 30% share in the consortium.
The project involves the design, construction, material supply, installation, completion, testing, trial operation and maintenance of Gemas-Johor Bahru electric double-track railway. With a total length of 191.14 kilometers, nine new passenger stations, two rolling stock depots and three open stations next to the existing line, the newly-built railway stretches from Gemas Station to Johor Bahru Central Station. With a designed speed of 160km/h, the full line is covered by meter-gauge ballast seamless tracks. The project will be of great significance to promoting the economic development of southern Malaysia.
The project is the first major railway project won by Chinese enterprises in Malaysia, as well as the first major overseas project won by the consortium of three Chinese leading infrastructure enterprises. As one of the world's largest infrastructure constructors, CCCC was ranked 110th among Fortune Global 500 and third among ENR 225 Global Contractors in 2016, and enjoys a great reputation in the international contracting market. The project will further enhance the economic exchange between China and Malaysia.