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Press Release: Agreement Signing Ceremony of 13 DMU and ETS2 ICP Between the Government of Malaysia and CRRC

02 May 2017

HUNAN, 11 April 2017: The agreement signing ceremony was held today by Dato' Chua Kok Ching, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Transport and Mr Zhou Qinghe, Chairman of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. Ltd. at Hunan Province, China. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Transport Minister of Malaysia earlier today and attended by Dato' Zailani Safari, Chief Executive Officer of Technology Depository Agency Berhad (TDA) of Malaysia.

“This event marks the formalisation of Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP), a Malaysian Government initiative, managed by Technology Depository Agency Berhad (TDA) of Malaysia. Through ICP, Malaysia and CRRC China will collaborate in the area of technology transfer, sharing of knowledge and best practices in the area of train systems as well as providing the platform for Malaysian manufacturers and suppliers to grow their capabilities via the localisation of train components and sub-assemblies. The procurements of nine (9) units of Electric Train Sets (ETS2) Train-Sets and ten (10) out of the total thirteen (13) units of Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) will all be assembled in Malaysia.” says Dato' Zailani.

Dato' Zailani added, “This collaboration will not only strengthen the existing professional ties between both countries as it would also help Malaysian industry players in developing their capabilities in rail technology and generate substantial economic growth for the nation.”

“With the successful of GOCA APAC 2017 Conference last week, Malaysia’s initiative on ICP have been well received from all the participants. I am looking forward to announce more ICP in the nearest future.”

The Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP), managed by TDA of Malaysia encompasses the following:

1. Assembly of all ten (10) out of the thirteen Train-Sets (DMU) and ALL nine (9) ETS2 Train-Sets in Malaysia.

2. Localization of sub-assemblies and components in Malaysia and participation of Malaysian Supply Chain.

3. Transfer of know-how on rail Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities to local Malaysian companies.

4. Development of Human Capital in the area of rail technology in collaboration with Malaysian academic institutions.

The implementation of ICPs is part of the Malaysian Government’s effort to ensure that the best return is achieved through a national procurement.

In this ceremony, Mr Zhou Qinghe expressed his appreciation to the Malaysian Government for this opportunity to work together and they (CRRC) will continue to support the Government of Malaysia through this ICP and other initiatives.

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