The two brothers who are involved in the construction of the Muara Lassa Bridge Project, Malaysia, said that they feel greatly honored to be part of a world-class project and to contribute to the development of our homeland. As they grow, they have also forged sincere friendships with Chinese engineers.
For decades, ferry services have been the common way for transportation in this region, and inefficient transportation has been a significant constraint on local economic development. The bridge that the two brothers, are building alongside Chinese engineers aims to change this situation.
In 2019, shortly after graduating from university, the two brothers joined CCCC and were involved in the construction of their hometown's largest project. They now serve as an engineer in the project's technical department and an assistant in the project's laboratory. They feel lucky to do what they love.
The Muara Lassa Bridge is 2,430 meters long and is also the prestressed concrete continuous rigid frame bridge with the largest single-link length, the largest single-link internal span (16 spans), and the largest main span (200 meters) in the world.
Leveraging their proficiency in multiple languages and their professional backgrounds, the two brothers have bridged a cross-cultural gap between Chinese and local workers, facilitating the steady progress of the bridge's construction.
The elder brother said that once the bridge is completed, it will end the historical reliance on ferries to cross the river. Being part of such a construction project is something that his brother and him will be proud of for their entire lives.
During the project's construction, the project has trained local employees, providing specialized skills training to over 1,250 individuals. Currently, the project has 40 management staff, including 18 local managers, accounting for 45%.
Over the past four years, the two brothers, through their hard work, have not only prospered in their careers but have also repaid the family's debts accumulated during their education. This has led to a remarkable transformation in their family's living conditions. They are now planning to purchase a house in a modern community not far from the bridge.
The two brothers said that growing together with Chinese engineers fuels their aspirations for the future. They are both earnestly studying the Chinese language and hope to come to China one day for further studies, and learn more professional road and bridge construction techniques to make their hometown even more beautiful.