Site Visit and Technical Tours - East Coast Rail Link & Pahang-Selangor Water Transfer Tunnel
- 21 May 2020 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Selangor - Pahang
Managed by: IEM Training Centre Sdn Bhd
Organised by: The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
- Closing date before: 18 May 2020
To unlock the potential growth of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) has been identified as a key enabler for the east coast region (Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang states) that can connect economic centres including industrial areas and provide a link to Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley efficiently. ECRL is a high impact infrastructure project that will form the backbone of ECER’s multimodal transport infrastructure in complementing existing road/expressway infrastructure and KTMB East Coast Line and ports. A total of 688km railway (including approximate 80km connecting ITT Gombak to Port Klang), involves construction of total 49km long tunnel at 19 different locations with the longest 17.9km tunnelling at Bukit Tinggi – Gombak crossing the Titiwangsa mountain range.
The Pahang – Selangor raw water transfer tunnel is one of the longest and biggest tunnels in Southeast Asia and the sixth longest in the world – a 44.6km long, 5.2m in diameter tunnel with a water delivery capacity of 1.89 billion litres per day, laid underneath a mountain range between Pahang and Selangor states. This huge excavation project was successfully completed overcoming the various challenges (e.g. over 50m high empty cavern inside a mountain, pressurized spring water that shot up as much as 24.6tons of water per minute, rock burst, etc.).
Rate stated does not include 6% SST