Kuala Lumpur, December 1
Xinhua News Agency reporter Mao Pengfei Gao Bingnan
In Johor Bahru, southern Malaysia, a modern building undertaken by China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Malaysia Company Data center—GWDC is rising from the ground. Zhang Yilonglai, a Malaysian Chinese engineer in charge of on-site construction technology, said in an interview recently that the project has become a platform for him to accelerate the realization of his career ideals. “The project is already my second home. It is very fulfilling to watch the project grow from scratch.”
26-year-old Zhang Yilong still remembers that he just joined China Construction in 2019 The experience of being sent to a housing construction project in Johor Bahru as a technician by Sanju Malaysia Company.
“Although I majored in engineering management as an undergraduate, I had just graduated at the time, and I was not familiar with the construction site, especially many technical software used in the front line, so I was very uneasy,” He said, “However, my Chinese colleagues gave me a lot of help and encouraged me not to be afraid of making mistakes and to do it boldly.”
Make construction plans, coordinate owners and construction teams, adjust Construction drawings… In the past few years, Zhang Yilong has grown rapidly from a “novice” with no on-site construction experience. Now he is in charge of the on-site technical work of two projects including the data center at the same time, and manages a small team of four.
“My job is to coordinate with all parties to confirm the technical details, ensure that there are no problems with the construction drawings, and promote the smooth progress of the construction.” He said.
In the eyes of Huang Guangqiang, project manager of GDC, Zhang Yilong is down-to-earth, diligent, smart and eager to learn. “A lot of things can be learned after being taught once. Dare to step out of the ‘comfort zone’ to challenge yourself and make rapid progress.” Huang Guangqiang said that having Malaysian colleagues like Zhang Yilong is an important reason why the company’s many businesses can be successfully developed locally.
Wu Lei, General Manager of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Malaysia Company recently introduced that since its establishment in 2013, the company has built a number of landmark projects, including the cultural landmark of Malacca “see also Malacca” Theater and Cainiao Kuala Lumpur Digital Logistics Hub (eHub), the largest logistics infrastructure project in Malaysia’s e-commerce field, and both projects have won the China Construction Engineering Luban Award (Overseas Engineering) honor.
“As a Chinese-funded enterprise actively implementing the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, we not only build high-quality projects locally, but also commit to building an international talent training platform,” Wu Lei Said, “Foreign employees account for more than half of our more than 400 main employees, with an average age in their thirties. Most of them are recruited and trained locally in Malaysia, and there are also technical talents from Syria, Palestine and other countries.”
Zhang Yilong told reporters that when he was looking for a job near graduation, he aimed at Chinese-funded enterprises in Malaysia. “I am a second-generation Chinese born and raised in Johor. Although I have not been to China, my mobile phone is full of various Chinese software such as Douyin and WeChat, and I watch Chinese TV programs. It is not difficult to work in a Chinese-funded enterprise. It is a wonderful fate to participate in the construction of the ‘Belt and Road’, especially to return to Johor to build a hometown.”
For more than three years, although most of the time has been spent on projects However, the rich and flexible training provided by Chinese-funded enterprises allowed Zhang Yilong and his colleagues not to be confined to the small circle on the construction site.
“The remote training provided by Chinese experts and the training provided by Malaysian companies are rich in content, not only technical training closely related to front-line construction, but also covering the latest methods and methods of engineering management “Zhang Yilong said that some training content may not be available for the time being, but I believe it is very important for his future growth.
Working in a Chinese-funded enterprise has a special meaning to Zhang Yilong. “I hope to be a bridge between Chinese colleagues and Malaysian colleagues, so that Malaysian colleagues can better understand China.”
Zhang Yilong said: “There are already Malaysian colleagues in the company Project manager, take the lead. I hope that I can also continue to improve and grow here, contribute to the construction of the country, and realize my career ideals.”