Package 11 of the Langat 2 Phase 1 water project has been recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records as the longest and deepest microtunnelling twin parallel water pipeline.
It sets the benchmark at an impressive 331.50 metres in length and an average of 25.23 metres in depth.
Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB) acting chief executive officer Zulkiflee Omar said the design of Package 11's microtunneling works showcases PAAB’s commitment to sustainability.
“By creating duty and duplicate lines, we are mitigating the risk of any potential leaks in the jacked pipes during operation.
"This foresight allows for easier maintenance and repair work in the future, ensuring that this vital infrastructure continues to serve our community effectively," he said in his speech before receiving the award from MBOR senior record consultant Edwin Yeoh, here, today.
The Langat 2 Phase 1, a project under PAAB, involves supplying and installing the main treated water pipeline from the Sungai Besi Expressway to the existing Bukit Dengkil water reservoir, while Package 11 is the main pipeline responsible for delivering treated water supply to the western corridor of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Zulkiflee said the microtunnelling works under Package 11 had crossed five of the Klang Valley’s main transportation arteries, including the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway, Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (elevated), KTMB rail lines, ERL (Express Rail Link), and the BESRAYA Highway.
According to him, as of August, the Langat 2 Phase 1 project had achieved a 95.28 per cent total progress rate.
He said the project is expected to be able to deliver a total of 1.13 million litres of treated water daily by year-end from approximately 656.5 million litres now.
Zulkiflee said the project had not only redefined PAAB capabilities but had also ushered in a new era of water security for the Klang Valley, with its record-breaking achievements.
“As we look ahead, let us remember that water is life, and with endeavours like Package 11, we are securing a brighter future for all,’ he said.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency