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Not for those afraid of heights: Chinese-built skyscraper in Malaysia nears completion

By Liu Ning, Wei Zhuoxin (People's Daily Online)    16:44, October 30, 2018

This is the tallest building in Malaysia, Exchange 106. Its construction is implemented by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation and it will be completed by the end of 2018.

With a height of 452 meters, Exchange 106 tops its skyscraper counterpart in Kuala Lumpur, the famous Petronas Twin Towers, by a tiny 10 cm. The two landmark buildings are only 2.5 km away from each other, together propping up Kuala Lumpur's skyline.

Aerial view of Exchange 106, the tallest building in Malaysia. (Photo/CSCEC)

The skyscraper has taken less than 3 years to build; just half the average construction period of the tallest buildings around the world, displaying a fast China Speed for construction.

Cao Peng, Exchange 106 Project Manager under the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, explained, "Malaysia is an important country involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. This construction project, in terms of its implementation, is in line with our Belt and Road development path in the local area. It has boosted the export of equipment and technology of many Chinese companies to Malaysia, including the steel frame, large-scale construction facilities like concrete pumps, construction elevators, concrete placing booms and cranes."

Exchange 106 in night view. (Photo/CSCEC)

The project has been widely acknowledged and well received by locals, and has helped promote Chinese construction in Malaysia. Cao adds, "In terms of social profits in the local area, the project has greatly displayed China's construction capabilities and its national power." 

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