IJM Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of IJM, has won a contract worth $60.9m (RM258m) for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia.

China Communications Construction, funded by China Communications Construction Group (CCCG), has awarded the contract.

The 191.14km-long ECRL project is an electrified double-tracking meter-gage railway from Gemas to Johor Bahru project. It crosses the peninsular Malaysia, from east coast to west coast, connecting Wakaf Bharu in Kelantan and Port Klang in Selangor.

Under the contract, IJM Construction will be responsible for the construction of substructure works and partial superstructure works for the Sungai Pahang bridge.

It also includes T-Beam fabrication as well as installation of the bridge and other bridges in Section 6 of the project.

Construction work on the project is scheduled to commence end of this month with completion expected in 24 months.

The project will connect major cities and towns of east and west coast of Malaysia and will boost transportation system locally, regionally and globally.

It will also strengthen the relationship between China and Malaysian governments and boost the economic and trade cooperation between the countries.

IJM Corporation Berhad CEO and managing director Liew Hau Seng said: “We are delighted to be part of this strategically important mega project and to be working with China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd.

“We continue to build on our 38 years of experience and expertise in delivering civil works for major and nationally-significant infrastructure projects.”

In April this year, IJM Construction secured two contracts for work at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Kuala Lumpur, and The Light City, Gelugor, Penang.


Loading of the 90-meter spun pile onto a barge directly from ICP’s Lumut factory. Credit: IJM Corporation Berhad.