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Kuala Lumpur's iconic River of Life project wins Award of Excellence by International Federation of Landscape Architects

2017-11-09 08:00
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-International accolade for transformative project delivered by AECOM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, has received the Award of Excellence by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) at the Asia-Pacific LA Awards 2017 for "River of Life -- Early Works Package" (EWP) under the "Cultural and Urban Landscape Category."

Feisal Noor, vice president, Buildings + Places, Southeast Asia (second from left) receiving the Award of Excellence from the International Federation of Landscape Architects at the Asia-Pac LA Awards 2017.
Feisal Noor, vice president, Buildings + Places, Southeast Asia (second from left) receiving the Award of Excellence from the International Federation of Landscape Architects at the Asia-Pac LA Awards 2017.

The IFLA Asia-Pacific LA Awards are a prestigious, international platform showcasing and promoting the achievements and work of leading landscape architects working across the Asia Pacific region. The awards gala ceremony was held on November 4, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The EWP is part of the first phase of Malaysia's River of Life Master Plan, a mega-project that seeks to regenerate the Klang and Gombak Rivers in Malaysia's largest city and commercial capital, Kuala Lumpur. The EWP includes Kuala Lumpur's Heritage Quarter, the historic, geographical and social heart of the 7.2 million population, metropolitan greater Kuala Lumpur region. AECOM was appointed by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur or DBKL) to deliver the river beautification stage of the project. The River of Life project encompasses a 10.7 kilometer spread of riverfront, including the confluence of the Gombak and Klang rivers, with a total area of 781 hectares and 63 hectares of water bodies.

Components of the EWP included revitalizing the biological heart of the river, improving water quality to support new life, initiating new flood control measures including rebuilding embankments, creating well-lit pedestrian-friendly areas and providing a new destination in the core of Kuala Lumpur for local residents and international visitors. The River of Life is a key project in Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme, a portfolio of projects designed to propel Malaysia into developed economy status and accelerate Kuala Lumpur's ascent as a Tier-One global city.

"At AECOM we are passionate about the transformative power of the work we do for Asia's great cities and we are honored that the IFLA sought to recognize our work for Kuala Lumpur's iconic River of Life project," said Feisal Noor, vice president, Buildings + Places, Southeast Asia. "The Klang River is where Kuala Lumpur began, many years ago and had been forgotten for so long. That we have received international recognition for the role we've played in giving life back to Kuala Lumpur's heart, through our best-in-class design, planning, engineering, cost and project management services, is an incredibly proud moment for the 800 members of the AECOM team in Malaysia."

About AECOM 

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $17.4 billion during fiscal year 2016. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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Jeffrey.Siang@aecom.com  
+603-3090125

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