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Malaysian Engineers on the China-Malaysia Railway

Seetao 2022-08-01 09:28
  • The 600-kilometer East Coast Railway in Malaysia will connect the east and west coasts of Peninsular Malaysia
  • Sia Heming is the engineer responsible for the relocation of the pipeline on site. After graduating from university, he joined the Malaysia East Railway project.
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"The China-Malaysia Railway Talent Training Cooperation Program is an important platform for me to shape my career development path and help me grow." Mohammad Siahmin, who works on the Malaysia East Coast Railway (East Railway) project, said recently.

Dreams come to fruition

At the construction site of the sixth division of the Malaysia-East Railway Project in Pahang, Sia Heming is the on-site engineer in charge of pipeline relocation. It is his daily job to communicate and coordinate with the on-site construction team, property management department and local people.

Siahmin said that a documentary he watched in middle school got him interested in railway construction, and it became his dream to become an engineer. When Sia Heming graduated from the University of Pahang, Malaysia, majoring in civil engineering, it coincided with the official launch of the China-Malaysia Railway Talent Training Cooperation Program.

After layers of selection, Sia Heming became one of the first trainees of the training program. "The courses of the training class are very different from the courses I have studied in the university. The university courses are more extensive, and the courses of the training class focus on railway construction, including railway subgrades, bridges, tunnels, etc." After nearly 3 months of training, West Asia He Ming officially joined the Malaysia East Railway Project.

The Malaysia East Railway project, undertaken by China Communications Construction Group (CCCC), is designed to have a total length of more than 600 kilometers. After completion, it will become an "overland bridge" connecting the east coast and west coast of the Malay Peninsula, driving the economic development of the east coast region. Greatly improve the connectivity of the regions along the route.

Getting into such an iconic engineering program wasn't easy for a recent graduate of Sia Hemin. The China-Malaysia Railway Talent Training Cooperation Program provides opportunities for young people like Sia Heming who love engineering.

It is reported that the China-Malaysia Railway Talent Training Cooperation Program has trained more than 800 trainees, including engineers, rebar workers, experimental workers, surveyors, concrete workers and other types of work. Today, Sia Heming is an experienced field engineer. "It feels like a dream come true, because I can work in a field that I am interested in and study in." Sia Heming told reporters happily.

According to Guo Xibao, a senior engineer in charge of pipeline relocation in the Sixth Division, on-site engineers must have a good understanding of all aspects of the construction site, and pipeline relocation is an important part of railway construction. "Xia Heming is active and eager to learn, good at expressing, and has strong communication skills. He is very relieved that the work is entrusted to him."

From a fledgling college student to an independent talent of the Malaysia East Railway project, employees like Sia Heming who entered the Malaysia East Railway project through the China-Malaysia Railway Talent Training Cooperation Program are playing an increasingly important role in the project construction.

Tang Zhen, head of human resources affairs of the General Manager Department of the Malaysia East Railway Project, said that the China-Malaysia Railway Talent Training Cooperation Plan is an important manifestation of the Malaysia East Railway Project's active fulfillment of social responsibilities, creating local jobs and driving local economic development. Participating in the East Rail Malaysia project is a good opportunity for locals to seek career development and improve their lives.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail said when he visited the project site in June 2022 that the East Rail Malaysia project has provided many technical jobs for the local area, and the talent training plan has cultivated a large number of railway industry talents for the local area. Keywords: One Belt One Road, One Belt One Road News, One Belt One Road Project

The China-Malaysia Railway Talent Training Cooperation Program started in September 2017 was jointly implemented by China Communications Construction and Malaysia Railway Link Company in conjunction with more than ten educational institutions such as Beijing Jiaotong University in China, Southwest Jiaotong University and University of Pahang in Malaysia. 5,000 railway construction and operation talents to promote the construction of the East Rail Malaysia project and the development of rail transit in Malaysia.Editor/XuNing