An information sharing session was given to a delegation from the Urban Geology 2019 workshop on 28 February 2019 at the Bandar Malaysia MRT Information Centre.
The workshop was organised by the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) with the support from Department of Mineral and Geoscience Malaysia under the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The aim was to introduce the concept of urban geology as a discipline as well as providing an opportunity to share experience by examining case studies.
This field excursion was hoped to provide a better understanding on the role of geology in Kuala Lumpur’s development to the 50 participants of the workshop.
The session started with Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Planning and Design Assistant General Manager Mr Khoo Chee Min welcoming the delegates followed by a briefing on the the MRT Project.
The next item on the agenda was a presentation on Urban Geology by MRT Corp Geotechnical Manager Encik Fatkhur Rahman Zakaria. He explained on the challenges faced by the engineers when constructing underground stations such as ground conditions in Klang Valley. He continued the presentation by sharing the methods used in both Sungai Buloh-Kajang and Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya lines to manage these ground conditions.
Bandar Malaysia North Engineer, Encik Ahmad Safiq Mohamad from MMC–Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT) then gave a briefing on the Bandar Malaysia North Station. He explained about the overall station features and gave updates on the station work progress.
MGKT Senior Plant Engineer Mr Thomas Chin and Electrical Engineer Mr Bhaldev Singh concluded the visit by sharing their knowledge on the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) functions and features before assisting the delegates to the TBM Control Centre, where they shared how the centre operates to the delegates.