MRT builders win international award

MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd emerged as the only Malaysian company to win the Community Engagement Award at the 2019 Ground Engineering Awards held in Hilton Park Lane, London.

It received the award for community efforts initiated during its construction of the Klang Valley Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line.

Other finalists included those undertaking notable projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel, High Speed 2 enabling works programme in London, and the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls flood defence scheme.

The award submission and review process were undertaken by a panel of over 50 judges.

The criteria required entrants to not only demonstrate initiatives which provide community benefits throughout construction but also leave a lasting impact and legacy of the project thereafter.

MMC-Gamuda fulfilled the conditions with its many education-based initiatives such as the Tunnel Training Academy and MRT Info Centre, their STEM school outreach programmes, and use of social media for public engagements, to name a few.

The judges indicated that MMC-Gamuda has “demonstrated a complete hearts-and-minds approach to community engagement, with significant legacy benefits and enhancement

of construction standards in health and safety and stakeholder management across the country.”

They also highlighted MMC-Gamuda’s quality, safety and health initiatives which were “raising the safety and construction standards in the country for future generations.”

In its 11th year, the annual Ground Engineering Awards bring together hundreds of clients, contractors, designers and geotechnical professionals to celebrate the best in ground engineering.

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