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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:40 PM   #61
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and dont forget Kuching and Sibu in Sarawak
Yeah!! Kuching!!

Always thought Kuching River development could be more along the lines of the Brisbane river. Perhaps with a smaller version of the "city cats" criss crossing, an eagle street pier type development, perhaps even a version of South Bank arts and culture district, along with the fake man made beach!
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #62
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Your river is tiny.

But that means less work when compared to Bangkok. Not only do we have a huge river, but we've also plenty of dirty canals.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #63
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Yeah!! Kuching!!

Always thought Kuching River development could be more along the lines of the Brisbane river. Perhaps with a smaller version of the "city cats" criss crossing, an eagle street pier type development, perhaps even a version of South Bank arts and culture district, along with the fake man made beach!
Maybe Kuching can be Malaysia's major rivercity...that reminds me the joy of taking Citycat across from CBD to Guyatt Park, what a breeze...
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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #64
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Exactly, why can't such a brilliant use and enhancement of the river be captured in Kuching?
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Old January 7th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #65
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open channel flow...the mother of all basic in hydraulics

by the way..the Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration is great example that KL can follow..but i have this question i need to ask you Argory...since im not an expert in this thing..

since Klang River is a 'natural river' but i noticed some part of the river have different river profiles..as in some part with natural irregular profiles and some part with rectangular or trapezoidal profiles..how will the differences between this profiles thing effect the flow along the river? as in flow .izzit still the same?
thanks in advance.
Iím no expert la.... But I believe that changing the profiles of the cross-sectional area, side slopes etc. will alter the capacity of the channel. Velocity is also a relation between the hydraulic depth, channel slope and the roughness of the channelís profile. Hydraulic depth is how deep the water flows and the roughness depends on the surface, whether itís natural or man-made like concrete, rubble wall, etc. A designer will play around with these factors to obtain a hydrological balance.

A river, although essentially an open channel, is much more complicated. Think Iím not fully knowledgeable to explain further. Iíve actually moved into transportation planning and traffic engineering.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 02:23 PM   #66
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Iím no expert la.... But I believe that changing the profiles of the cross-sectional area, side slopes etc. will alter the capacity of the channel. Velocity is also a relation between the hydraulic depth, channel slope and the roughness of the channelís profile. Hydraulic depth is how deep the water flows and the roughness depends on the surface, whether itís natural or man-made like concrete, rubble wall, etc. A designer will play around with these factors to obtain a hydrological balance.

A river, although essentially an open channel, is much more complicated. Think Iím not fully knowledgeable to explain further. Iíve actually moved into transportation planning and traffic engineering.
thanks for the explanation..cant remember much on hydraulic..have to read my Masma manual to refresh my memory..he he he
cool...ur in Transportation planning and traffic engineering..my favourite subject during my study years.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:49 AM   #67
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April 15, 2006 09:58 AM

Sungai Juru Tops Malaysia's Most Polluted Rivers

By Azeman Arrifin

PENANG, April 15 (Bernama) -- Efforts by the government to improve river cleanliness through the "Love Our Rivers" campaign, launched some 13 years ago, seems like pouring salt into the sea, especially when water quality in Sungai Juru here is concerned.

Undoubtedly without any guilty conscience, some people have no heed for the campaign and continue to regard rivers as their garbage bins by dumping all sorts of waste, including factory waste containing toxic, into them.

As a result, the 7.95 kilometre Sungai Juru continue to top the list of the most polluted rivers in the country and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the dirtiest in South East Asia.

According to WHO, water in the river can kill not only whatever living things in it, but also human beings because of its high toxic content even after boiling it.

It is so much different from 20 years ago when the river was known for projects like fish and cockle rearing in cages and also a landing place for fishermen.

The serious contamination of the river water not only affects income of fishermen in the area, but also deprives Penang of a water source which include for irrigation purpose.

The Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), has on numerous occasions issued statements on pollution at Sungai Juru and conducts research to determine the source for the contamination in the river.

A fisherman, Ahmad Din, 50, said he could depend on the river to earn a living by getting about RM50 a day catching prawns in the river some 20 years ago.

"Now, not only there is no fish, even the grass cannot grow along the river," he added.

Ahmad said the villagers had lodged complaints to various quarters but no action had been taken.

The Penang state government, however, denied that it had not taken any action to address the problem but said it was hampered because the villagers did not want to cooperate in the river campaign.

State Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Committee Chairman Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said Sungai Juru was full of garbage despite work being carried out everyday to clean the river.

He blamed it on the attitude of the villagers for dumping their domestic waste into the river.

The state government, he said, had taken proactive measures, including the possibility of relocating the riverine residents and also to monitor development in the area.

He said a survey was being carried out by a special committee to determine the number of squatter houses and illegal factories along the river.

He said any industrial premises found to have contributed to contamination of the river water would be asked to move to other places.

Azhar said the state government had also requested a special allocation under the Ninth Malaysia Plan for long term development programmes to rehabilitate water in the river.

He added plans were also made to deepen the river to ensure swift flow of the water to the sea.

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Old April 22nd, 2006, 05:18 PM   #68
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Ooops...The most polluted in SEA?!
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Sungai Perlis Pioneer In Effective Microorganism Technology

KANGAR, April 22 (Bernama) -- The Perlis state government has adopted the Effective Microorganism (EM) technology in efforts to improve the water quality in Sungai Perlis.

In introducing the pioneering technology in the country under "Sungai Perlis Clean and Alive" campaign in Pengkalan Asam near here, hundreds of students and locals threw 10,000 EM balls into the biggest river in Perlis.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim when launching the campaign hoped the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) would continue monitoring the river to ensure the effectiveness of the technology.

Sungai Perlis is the first in the country to be chosen for the EM trial used widely in Japan as it has soft sediments up to one meter in depth.

The DID will release 90,000 EM balls into Sungai Perlis and main waterways along with one million tonnes of EM liquid.

Meanwhile, in a press conference later, Shahidan said the Timah Tasoh dam would be upgraded at a cost of RM70 million under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.

The dam walls will be raised by 2.5 metres from 29 metres currently and its water retention capacity will be doubled to 80 million liters.

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 09:37 PM   #70
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wheres the Juru river?
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Old April 24th, 2006, 06:36 AM   #71
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I agree that the part of Klang River next to Central Market stinks. I know 'coz I frequent LQ when I was in KL. Imagine thousands of foreign party goers who visit LQ every year?
yeah you're rite, it smells a bit like a wet fish market....hehehe. Having alcohol with market smell wafting around....quite an experience.....
Oh LQ eh? hehehe....yeah i frequent LQ too, if you know wat I mean....hehehe.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 06:39 AM   #72
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Tell that to the people who call KL boring!

I am not a party-goer but I have heard a lot of straight people saying that they we're shocked to experienced the vibrancy of LQ compared to their regular places. They reckon that it is much better than all other clubs in the country!
Oh yeah that's very true, esp. after the refurbishment. It's the music, the DJ, the crowd, the ppl, the atmosphere, the lighting. You have to be there to experience it.It's like a hidden little secret tucked in a corner of dark KL.....hehehe
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and dont forget Kuching and Sibu in Sarawak
Wat about Lumut/Sitiawan, Perak area where a few main rivers meet the river mouth at Dindings Straits. The Lumut Waterfront have been developed recently. The rivers there are wide (as wide as Brissie's) and not brown as it is meets the river mouth. But then again, there's no economics of scale & population to develop the stretches of river there.What exists now is only 3 bridges spanning the different lengths of the rivers.
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wheres the Juru river?
it is south of Butterworth. somewhere between current bridge and where the 2nd bridge will be
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Gombak river Upstream:

Our muddy gombak river runs from here; 40km from city centre.



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it is south of Butterworth. somewhere between current bridge and where the 2nd bridge will be
read about the good people who are doing something for the Juru river.

the bm and english contents are slightly different...
http://www.sungaijuru.com/en/
http://www.sungaijuru.com/bm/index.php
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RM20b to clean up Klang River

RM20b to clean up Klang River
by Yong Min Wei
Monday, 09 March 2009 23:24
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor government has embarked on an ambitious plan to implement a RM20 billion clean-up and rehabilitation of the Klang River towards creating a catalyst for economic development in the state.

Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the project that could stretch over a decade was to enhance real-estate development along the river and land reserves, adding that the river itself could in the future be used for an alternative public transportation system for the people and goods.

He said the immediate benefit of the project would be to provide business to companies and jobs for the people as the river together with its many tributaries was over 250km long.

"The utilisation of civil equipment like cranes and the number of employees working on the project would create a spin up to the Selangor economy," he told The Edge Financial Daily in an interview recently.

Khalid said cleaning the river did not only mean widening parts of it but also involved water retention activities, speed control of the flow and the landscaping.

According to him, the clean-up alone may cost some RM10 billion, but in the long run could enhance the tourism industry through the development of riverside cafes and restaurants as well as recreational activities.

"There are various options to implement the project. We can work with the federal government or have private funding initiative through Asian Development Bank or other international development agencies," he pointed out.

The menteri besar said the state government had also been approached by parties from China and Taiwan to be the main initiator in the project on the condition that they be given the opportunity to own the real estate land along the river.

"(Land beside) Klang River is the most populated in the industrial sense as well as in terms of housing and infrastructure. It also interestingly passes the federal capital," he said, adding that success in cleaning the particular river would spearhead the cleaning of other rivers in the state.

The Selangor state executive council had last Wednesday announced a economic stimulus package for the state that identified five major areas that were paramount to its economic development.

The state said the five major areas were expected to create an investment of above RM50 billion and more than 150,000 jobs.

They include the cleaning and rehabilitation of the Klang River, expanding the transportation system, upgrading and replacing of water assets, urban renewal activities, and revival of abandoned housing projects.

Touching on the expansion of transportation, Khalid who is also Ijok assemblyman, said the state planned to reduce the 90:10 private to public transportation ratio to 50:50 in the future.

He said public transportation in Selangor must be adequate and as such it planned to have a "one-hour public transportation model" which would see people going to any part of the state within an hour.

Khalid wants the light-rail transit (LRT) system linked to Klang and Kajang as well as well as to have LRT access to northern parts of Selangor to as far as Kuala Kubu Baru.

"A consolidated public transportation system would enable the population in the state to be spread well away from the city centre and enhance the quality of life of Selangorians," he said, noting that Kuala Lumpur would not have bear the agony of traffic congestion should the system be successful.

Khalid said the state also aimed to expand its existing transportation systems to serve more areas in Selangor in a concerted manner, ensuring more buses and taxis were connected to central railway hubs.

"We have to collaborate with the LRT and bus operators, and I think they will be interested as there is supply," he added.

He added that it was also looking towards working with the federal government to propose a state-level bus system to coordinate with existing transport providers.

...THIS NEWS IS GOOD TO WATCH AS A BIG TOPIC IN ITS OWN THREAD!!!
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https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=792448

is this a recycle news or a recycle press conference made by the same Khalid Ibrahim on last January?
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