Abang Jo visits Chinese train manufacturing facility in Fushan

Abang Johari (right) trying out a hydrogen filing facility displayed at the exposition. On the left is former Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan.

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FOSHAN, Dec 8: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s trip to China has been fruitful.

On the fourth day of his five-day visit to China, he said his trip to China to explore possibilities of cooperation on the development of a LRT (light rail transit) line in greater Kuching was meaningful and enlightening.

“The state is seeking a trusty collaboration with reputable companies to acquire the hardware and software to build the LRT line which will be undertaken by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) as the implementing agency,” said Abang Johari while visiting CRRC Corporation Ltd at its train manufacturing facility in Fushan here this morning.

He said the visit had given his team a clearer picture of the kind of  collaboration that Sarawak should have with its potential partners.

Abang Johari (seventh left) and others taking a group photo with a hydrogen train manufactured by CRRC in the background.

In the afternoon, he took time to visit an exposition here that features hydrogen as a new source of energy to drive public transport vehicles and other machines.

Tomorrow, the delegation will proceed from Shenzen to Guangzhou on a high-speed train before flying back to Malaysia.

The chief minister and his delegation flew to Foshan yesterday evening from Wuhan city.

While in Wuhan yesterday, Abang Johari visited the headquarters of Fiberhome, China’s leading global IT solution provider, where he was taken on a conducted tour of the facility and given a briefing on the operation and services of the company.

Among other things, Fiberhome provides IT solutions for train line control and operation systems to provide safe and reliable services to commuters.

The delegation was taken on a tour of the train body fabrication and assembly line. — DayakDaily