Maintenance of Infrastructure for Developing Countries

  • 26 Mar 2018 to 28 Mar 2018 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Furama Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
  • Managed by: IEM Training Centre Sdn Bhd
  • Organised by: IEM Training Centre Sdn Bhd & ISTIC
  • Closing date before: 23 Mar 2018

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Maintenance is used as a generic term to include planned maintenance, repair and reimbursement and provision for replacement of the structures. Maintenance should be considered as important part and parcel of any infrastructure development in a country. Good maintenance of infrastructure and facilities need good policy, planning and implementation.
The goal of infrastructure maintenance is to sustain the life of major assets. When maintenance is provided too soon or too late, it will incur unnecessary costs and compromise the asset’s economic life span. Maintenance of existing infrastructure should not be seen of secondary importance to the apparently more attractive option of new infrastructure.
Maintaining infrastructure comes at a cost, but this is a prudent investment which saves significantly in the medium to long term and promotes both the economic and human capital development. There are other significant costs associated with inadequate maintenance wand consequent breakdowns. These costs could include loss of production and consequent economic loss, health risks, injury or loss of life, and the cost of alternative measures needed during breakdowns.
Maintenance norms and standards are yet to be developed for the various sectors (e.g. roads, water, sanitation, etc). Good practice guidelines for planning, designing and implementing maintenance programmes will be identified. Based on the maintenance standards, budgeting norms will be developed to facilitate accurate long-term maintenance budget forecasting, taking into account the type, age and condition of the infrastructure.
The programme covers essential contents on Malaysia’s Ascertain Institutional Framework on Infrastructure Maintenance, assessment needs, planning and execution, including financial planning and budgetary control of infrastructure maintenance.



The objective of the workshop is to expose participants to the latest technology and methodology for maintenance of various infrastructures in developing countries. The workshop will include site visits.



  • Consensus on the benefits of planned maintenance;
  • Have the basic knowledge and motivation to promote the maintenance culture for its seamless implementation,
  • Essential insights into the trend, technology and financing for maintenance of major infrastructures;
  • Be aware of the engineering related business opportunities in infrastructure maintenance project.



A total of 20 participants from developing countries will be selected to attend this training workshop.



Participants from the Private and Public sectors involved in Infrastructure Maintenance are encouraged to attend this training workshop. Numbers of participants would be limited to a maximum of 40 participants in this workshop. The combination of participants from ASEAN, South countries and Malaysia will allow exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences as well as opportunities for discussion, networking and possible collaboration.
Leading and eminent management personnel involve in infrastructure maintenance that are interested in networking with the ASEAN and South countries are encourage to attend.



 Day 1: 26 March 2018 (Monday)
08:30 Registration 

- Welcome Speech by Dato’ Dr. Samsudin Tugiman FASc Chairman, ISTIC Governing Board

- Welcome Speech by Ir. Yim Hon Wa Chairman, IEMTC

- Official Opening by YB Datuk Rosnah Binti Abdul Rashid Shirlin Deputy Minister, Ministry of Works, Malaysia

09:30 Morning Tea Break

Infrastructure Maintenance for OBOR

Keynote Lecture 1: Academician Dato’ Ir. (Dr) Lee Yee Cheong

FASc, Honorary Chairman, ISTIC


Challenges in Malaysian Highway Maintenance

Speaker 1: Datuk Ir. Hj. Ismail Md. Salleh

Director General, Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA)


Maintenance for Commuters Safety and Comfort

Speaker 2: Madam Masnizam Hisham

President & Group CEO, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad


Forum Moderated by Academician Dato’ Ir. (Dr.) Lee Yee Cheong


12:30 Lunch
13:30 Prepare for site visit and assemble at pick up point 
14:00 Technical Site Visit : MRT Kajang - Sungai Buloh Line
Day 2: 27 March 2018 (Tuesday)

Malaysian Legislation Framework for Maintenance

Keynote Lecture 2 : Ir. Yim Hon Wa

IEMTC Chairman


Common Property Act

Speaker 1: Datuk Ir. Fong Tian Yong

Past President, Technological Association Malaysia


Water & Sewerage Act

Speaker 2: Ir. Mohamed Haniffa Haji Abdul Hamid

Chief Operating Officer, Indah Water Konsortium (IWK)


Financing for Infrastructure Maintenance

Keynote Lecture 3 : Ir. David Lai Kong Phooi

Deputy President, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM)

10:00 Morning Tea Break

Financing Maintenance

Speaker 3: Datuk Feroz Hanif Mohamed Ahmad

Engineer, Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam


Highway Maintenance

Speaker 4: Ir. Sazally Saidi

Deputy President, Association of Malaysian Highway Concessionaires


Forum Moderated by Ir. Yim Hon Wa

IEMTC Chairman

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Prepare for site visit and assemble at pick up point
14:00 Technical Site Visit : Highway Site 
Day 3: 28 March 2018 (Wednesday)

Innovative Technology & Materials for Infrastructure Maintenance

Keynote Lecture 4: Ir. Choo Kok Beng

FASc PJK ISTIC Engineering Advisor


Materials for Maintenance

Speaker 1: Mr. Yang Kian Lock

President, Building Materials Distributors Association Malaysia (BMDAM)

10:00 Morning Tea Break

Projects Maintenance

Speaker 2: Mr. Foo Chek Lee

President, Master Builders Association (MBAM)


- Forum Moderated by Ir. Choo Kok Beng FASc PJK

- Questions and Answers

- Evaluation and Review of the Technical Visit


Closing Session

- Certificate Presentation

- Group Photograph

12:30 Lunch
End of Event



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