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BEIJING, Apr 13 (FAM) – China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), the world’s largest train builder, signed a $191 million contract with Malaysian authorities on March 11, promising to build 22 multiple units for the latter. The purchase marks the company’s first successful attempt to localize its manufacturing and management in Malaysia, which signifies great progress for China’s future rail exports, says a senior official.
According to CRRC’s official announcement, the company will build 13 hybrid electric multiple units and nine meter-gauge multiple units for Malaysia by the end of 2018. The design work of the units will be conducted by China’s Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., Ltd., while the trains will be manufactured in Malaysia.