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Old July 3rd, 2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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KUALA LUMPUR | River of Life Developments

KL's River of Life project takes off

KUALA LUMPUR: The much-anticipated River of Life project, which aims to revitalise and transform Kuala Lumpur's dirty rivers, has taken off.

“I believe there will be a drastic change to Kuala Lumpur's image," said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"This is what Kuala Lumpur folks have been waiting for.

“The Klang river has all the elements to become an attractive waterfront bustling with daily activities,” he said at the launch of the project to transform the Klang and Gombak rivers into iconic waterfronts on par with big cities such as Amsterdam, London, Melbourne and Paris by 2020 on Friday.

The Greater KL-Klang Valley project is an Entry Point Project under the Government's Economic Transformation Programme.

Najib said the project would contribute RM11.3bil to the country's Gross Domestic Product until 2020.

The RM4bil project is divided into three parts, namely river cleaning which would involve a 110km stretch along the Klang river basin; river beautification along a 10.7km stretch by the Klang and Gombak river corridor which will include pedestrian walkways; and corridor development.
source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...932&sec=nation

River project to transform KL
2011/07/02 By V. Shankar Ganesh
http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/2livers/Article/


AJC Planning Consultants director Ahmad Jefri Clyde (second from left)
briefing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on the River of Life project after
the launch of a RM4 billion river beautification project in Kuala Lumpur
yesterday. — NST picture by Aizuddin Saad


KUALA LUMPUR: With the launch of a RM4 billion river cleaning up and beautification project yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak hopes Kuala Lumpur will eventually be one of the great cities in the world.

However, he said the project required not just physical development but a revamp in the people's thinking and attitude, especially towards rivers.

The PM described Sungai Klang that runs through the city as an under-utilised natural asset that held the potential to become a vibrant and liveable waterfront with high economic value.

Identified as an Entry Point Project under the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley National Key Economic Area, the River of Life project seeks to transform Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak into an iconic waterway at par with that in cities like London, Paris, Melbourne and Amsterdam by 2020.

Apart from sewage being dumped into the river, Najib said about 170 tonnes of garbage also found its way into Sungai Klang annually but the authorities managed to scoop up only 25 tonnes.

"I visited the CheongGyeChoen river project in Seoul recently. The project is the best example of the transformation of a polluted and dirty river into a model river complete with beautiful walkways, bridges and fountains," he said when launching the River of Life project here yesterday.

The River of Life project comprises three components, which are the cleaning up, beautification and real estate development, along the river corridor.

The cleanup will be conducted along a 110km stretch throughout the Klang river basin.

The target is to improve water quality from its current Class III to Class IIB, which would make the river suitable for recreational activities, by 2020.

A sum of RM3 billion has been allocated for the clean-up with a balance for beautification works.

The transformation of the river will include beautification of the river bank from Titiwangsa to Brickfields.

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall held a River of Life master plan competition that ended on June 15, and they have short-listed five of the 22 entries.

Three are from international companies with two from local planning companies.

The master plans are available for the public to view and vote at www.riveroflife.com.my -- from today until July 28.

A panel of expert jurors have also been appointed to assess the plans. The winning plan will be based on a combination of votes from the public (20 per cent) and the jurors (80 per cent).

The winning proposal will be announced on July 30.






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Old July 3rd, 2011, 01:37 PM   #2
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Very nice. This could be quite a boost for KL, which is already a fantastic city imho.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 04:10 AM   #3
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Transforming river corridors

THE RM4bil River of Life project, which is part of the Greater KL masterplan to turn Kuala Lumpur as one of the top 20 livable cities of the world, will include transforming 11 river corridors along a 10.7km stretch of the Klang and Gombak rivers into tourist landmarks.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail said the project which involved a clean-up exercise of a 110km stretch of both rivers would cost RM3bil, with an additional RM1bil for beautification of 10.7km in the city.

Ahmad Fuad said the beautification project would include 11 spots starting with river corridors in Titiwangsa, Pekeliling, PWTC, Sime Darby loop, Dang Wangi, Raja Laut, Masjid Jamek, Railway Station, Brickfields, KL Sentral and Seputeh.

“The first parcel is in the Titiwangsa area and the plans include constructing bridges, cycle paths, walkways and greening the surrounding areas.

“The main objective is to link both sides of the riverfront and integrating it with river-based public transportation,’’ Ahmad Fuad said.


The bigger picture: Ahmad Fuad with DBKL Masterplan Department director Zainab Ghazali viewing one of the masterplan proposals for the River of Life beautification project.
Ahmad Fuad, who launched the two-day River of Life Seminar at the DBKL training institute in Bandar Tun Razak yesterday, said 40ha of vacant land had been identified for riverfront projects.

“These plots of land have been left idle and have the potential to be redeveloped to enhance the surounding spaces along the riverfront.

“Take the Masjid Jamek area as an example which comes under Parcel 7. It is strategic and has great potential to become a vibrant tourist spot. In fact there are even proposals to turn it into a tourist attraction with boating facilities like Malacca,’’ Ahmad Fuad said.

However, the mayor said the major hurdle was the cleaning up 110km of the rivers and not to mention Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) task of relocating squatters and illegal factories and monitoring what they threw into the waterways.

Ahmad Fuad urged city residents to appreaciate the government’s effort in revitalising and learning to love and care for the rivers.

“The government is allocating a lot of money for this project and I am sure many people will appreciate the efforts and value it,’’ Ahmad Fuad said.

Five companies have been shortlisted for their proposals for the river beautification master planning competition. The judging criteria includes scope of work, design, economic viability and originality.

Three are from international companies and two local ones. The master plans are available for the public to view and vote at www.riveroflife.com.my from now until July 28.

A panel of expert jurors have also been appointed to assess the plans. The winning plan will be based on a combination of votes from the public (20%) and the jurors (80%) . The winning proposal will be announced on July 30.
source: http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...48&sec=central
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Old July 5th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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wow this project is amazing and cool, you don't have more pictures please?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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i keep wondering all this while, how they can make this to be reality? Since the river is actually not very wide enough.
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RIVER OF LIFE KUALA LUMPUR
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China Keen On Klang River Rehabilitation Project - Abdul Khalid
July 20, 2011 23:19 PM
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SHAH ALAM, July 20 (Bernama) -- China is keen to participate in the RM10 billion Klang River rehabilitation project that will provide the impetus to stimulate economic growth in Selangor.

Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said he was informed that a delegation from a government-linked company, China State Construction Engineering Corp (CSCEC), was scheduled to make a visit to Malaysia to conduct a survey and feasibility study on the project.

CSCEC is the largest construction company and the largest international general contractor in China.

"This is an exploratory exercise in order to ensure we have the right people and partners for our Klang River development.

"The delegation has agreed to visit Malaysia and conduct survey and feasibility study on the project in a professional manner and how it can add value to relevant stakeholders and interested parties," he told reporters after chairing the weekly state executive council meeting here Wednesday.

The Selangor Government, in its economic stimulus package, has identified six major areas to spur economic growth.

They are cleaning and rehabilitating the Klang River; expanding the transportation system; upgrading and replacing water assets; urban renewal programme; reviving abandoned housing projects; and, increasing paddy yield.

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AECOM chosen for RM1b Malaysian river project
August 01, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – AECOM has been chosen to carry out a river beautification project worth RM1 billion (US$337 million) in Malaysia, the state news agency Bernama reported today.

AECOM, a US-based engineering and architectural firm, will work on a 10.7km stretch of the Klang and Gombak River, which traverses the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

The company was picked for the "River of Life" project after winning a planning competition earlier this year, the report added. – Reuters

source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7J11VD20110801
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This should be prioritized over other "mega" projects that are being planned for the Greater KL area. Do we need a few more supertalls or rather have this? It's a no-brainer...this project as well as the recently launched mass transit system will elevate KL into world-class city status much quicker. The tourism potential is limitless, and the quality of life will be second to none!

Oh yes, add a couple of casinos like the ones in Singapore to the wish-list also. I know, I know...due to religious restrictions that would be highly unlikely, but think about the potential...a recession-proof economy!
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US-based firm selected to carry out River of Life project
Posted on August 2, 2011, Tuesday
http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/08...-life-project/

KUALA LUMPUR: A United States-based engineering and architectural firm, AECOM, has been picked to carry out the River of Life (RoL) project costing about RM1 billion which includes the beautification of a 10.7km stretch of the Klang and Gombak River Corridor.

Once ready, the area will offer visitors nice views and feature amenities such as pedestrian and bicycle walkways, retail outlets, eateries and other attractions.

The firm was chosen by jurors as the winner of the RoL International Master-planning competition organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) between April 12 and June 15 this year.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail said the company had fulfilled most of the criteria set by the jurors, comprising nine local and international industry leaders.

“The winning master plan was selected based on its excellence in planning, architecture, function and economic terms,” he said after announcing the winner of the competition yesterday.

A total of 22 local and international firms submitted their designs, aimed at ensuring a holistic beautification approach for the RoL initiative.

Ahmad Fuad, who is chairman of the RoL Joint Development Committee, said AECOM would cooperate with the committee to draw up the final master plan for the stretch, as well as a detailed proposal for either Precinct 1 (Titiwangsa) or Precinct 7 (Masjid Jamek).

The stretch has 11 precincts.

He explained that the committee would work on the final draft of the master plan through the combination of master plans from four other finalist firms.

“We’ll seek comments and feedback from the public before incorporating them into the final master plan,” he said.

The RoL is an Entry Point Project identified in the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley National Key Economic Area under the Economic Transformation Plan, which aims to transform the Klang River into a vibrant and liveable waterfront with high economic value.

The transformation is divided into three components, namely river cleaning, river masterplanning as well as beautification and river development.

In another development, Ahmad Fuad said DBKL had to reduce the number of Ramadan Bazaar business lots this year to 7,777 from 8,549. — Bernama
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Awesome plan.

But as I said, Masterplan 1 is probably the most expensive...



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