TWENTY-SIX members of The Association of Citizen Contractors Tanzania (ACCT) visited the Bandar Malaysia North (BMN) MRT Station construction site on 12 November 2019 to gain exposure on underground tunneling construction as well as acquiring knowledge on safety strategies implemented in MRT underground construction sites.
Their trip to Malaysia was facilitated by the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania in Kuala Lumpur and this visit was organised for them by Master Builders Association Malaysia.
The visit began at Bandar Malaysia MRT Information Centre with a welcome remark by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Underground Tunnel Senior Project Manager I, Mr. Peter Barnett. He continued with a presentation on the Klang Valley MRT (KVMRT) Project, tunneling in urban areas, Tunnel Boring Machine launching and breakthrough as well as details on the underground stations such as the progress, views, layout and sections.
The next presentation was on the overview of Safety, Health & Environment (SHE), which was delivered by MRT Corp Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ), Health, Environment, Safety and Security Assistant General Manager, Encik Azhar Sofah. He presented on SHE requirements and the strategies during pre-award, pre-construction and construction stages. Azhar also shared the Occupational Safety and Health related committee, CLQ facilities, KVMRT Training Centre and SHE site implementation such as the Impact Protection Vehicle, scaffold management and water quality, sedimentation, noise and erosion controls. He ended his presentation with SHE related mobile applications and software used for site management and compliance as well as training and competency for the KVMRT Project.
A safety briefing was given by MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd Safety and Health Officer, Selvaraj A/L Thangaraju before the participants proceeded to the BMN MRT Station construction site where they had the opportunity to visit the viewing deck platform.
A presentation of a token of appreciation from ACCT Chairman, Mr. Milton J Nyerere to Peter ended the visit, followed by a group photo to commemorate the event.