Date: 21 October 2016
Organisation Name: Sunway Berhad
Sunway Construction’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)–Sunway Line project has bagged the Urban Planning and Mobility Award at the 2016 International Road Federation (IRF) Global Road Achievement Awards in a special ceremony held during the 2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition.
The Award ceremony had recognised 12 innovative projects from around the world, demonstrating leadership across major road and highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.
Sunway Construction (SunCon) had completed the project—from design to finish—within 27 months and three weeks ahead of schedule. This included converting a former sewer oxidation pond to a mechanised treatment plant—which is more efficient, occupies a smaller land area and reduces environmental impact to the surrounding area in terms of odour reduction and exposure of sewerage plant. Other challenges included constructing the elevated structures through the road median and along densely populated areas, while ensuring minimum disruption to the public and ensuring public safety.
The 5.4 kilometre BRT-Sunway Line is a private-public partnership (PPP) between Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and Sunway Berhad, with Sunway investing a total of RM123 million of the RM634 million to complete the project as part of its social responsibility. The BRT-Sunway Line is Malaysia’s first BRT project that runs across seven stations and has a Park n’ Ride facility. It is fully-elevated, and recorded as the first-of-its-kind in the Malaysia Book of Records. It has a fleet of 30 eco-friendly and disabled-friendly electric buses running on the system to service a population of 300,000, launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak on 2 June 2015. This project aims to mitigate congestion and act as the missing link to the existing KTM Komuter and Kelana Jaya Line LRT stations.
Deputy Managing Director of Sunway Construction Group Berhad Liew Kok Wing said the BRT-Sunway Line project demonstrates the best of the group’s capabilities as an integrated design and build contractor for buildings and infrastructure projects.
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(News source from Sunway Construction)