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  • Taraf Raya to consult and assist matters in relation to local authorities and source for suppliers and contractors to maximize local participation in ECRL Project in Pahang.
  • MRL and CCC in talks with Pahang State Government on 40% local participation of Civil Works (excluding Tunnel Works)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 December 2020 – Taraf Raya Sdn Bhd (Taraf Raya) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC) to explore the prospective collaboration in relation to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in the State of Pahang.

Both MRL and CCC have engaged with Pahang State Government to ensure 40% of civil works (excluding tunnel works) of the project will be carried out by local sub-contractors.

Taraf Raya is a 70:30 joint venture company between Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Pahang (PKNP) and Landasan Surimas Sdn Bhd (Landasan Surimas), of which 40% of Landasan Surimas is held by OCR Group Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary – Kirana Masyhur Sdn Bhd. Taraf Raya is authorized to coordinate the local participation of the project in Pahang. Under the MoU, Taraf Raya will provide consultation and assistance to MRL and CCC on matters relating to local authorities in Pahang and assist CCC in sourcing suppliers and contractors for the purpose of optimizing the participation of local content and resources.

“ Since the establishment of Taraf Raya, we have received an overwhelming interest from the local contractors and suppliers to participate in the ECRL project. I believe that this project is a significant platform for local contractors, especially those in Pahang, to showcase their skillsets and raise their levels of expertise in the construction sector through the 40% local participation quota. 

The MoU today will act as a stepping stone between MRL, CCC and Taraf Raya to improve relationships between all parties and ensure a smoother execution of ECRL works in Pahang.

YM Dato’ Indera Tun Putera Matin Ahmad Shah,
 Chairman of Taraf Raya Sdn Bhd