Site Visit and Technical Tours - SMART Tunnel (Group 1)
- 18 May 2020 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Managed by: IEM Training Centre Sdn Bhd
Organised by: The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
- Closing date before: 15 May 2020
The SMART project provides a storm water diversion scheme including flood-water storage reservoir and a 9.7-km long, 11.8-m diameter bypass tunnel, sufficient to save the Kuala Lumpur city from flooding at the time of inclement weather in the foreseeable future. With no major flood events over most of the years after completion of SMART, the dual-purpose tunnel was engineered, with a waterway beneath the double-deck motorway built into the central 3km section, relieving traffic congestion by providing 2x2 traffic lanes for cars connecting the city centre to the southern gateway, the KL-Seremban Highway.
The visit will be an excellent opportunity for the congress participants to understand the concept and philosophy behind flood mitigation via SMART Tunnel. A video presentation will be included in the programme to showcase the project planning, construction, engineering innovation and latest technologies in tunnel construction and followed by soft part of the operation (i.e. challenges and limitation) as well as public and government related issues.
Rate stated does not include 6% SST