Simulation project to address floods

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 02 Jul 2003


PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (Macres) is working towards a virtual simulation project to address Kuala Lumpur's flood problem by using the Multimedia Development Corporation's (MDC) Creative Applications and Development Centre (CADC). 

It is believed the project would be conducted jointly with the RM2.5bil Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel Project, which is under the purview of the Drainage and Irrigation Department. 

Companies such as MMC Engineering Group Bhd and Gamuda Bhd are said to be involved in the stormwater project. 

MDC chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohamed Arif Nun said the project would involve building huge tunnels to let water out of the city and visualisation and simulation processes were necessary for the project. 

He did not elaborate as he said that MDC was a third-party player in the flood simulation project.  

The flood simulation project is one of many undertaken by CADC, a centre that integrates creativity with technology. 

Another project undertaken directly by MDC involves research and development on ancient Malacca to create a database that can be used by historians and students worldwide.  

Similarly, MDC is exploring ways of working closely with Sirim Bhd on various projects that involve research and development. 

Yesterday, MDC signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to seal its nine-month-old partnership with Universiti Malaya (UM). 

Under the MoA, MDC will make CADC facilities and systems available to UM for research and development in content development, visualisation and virtual reality. 

UM Vice-Chancellor Datuk Prof Dr Hashim Yaacob said “the signing signifies a major step in visualisation and virtual reality”. 

“It is the beginning of a partnership between IT and healthcare,'' he said. 

The partnership has seen UM involved in simulation, visualisation, and research and development in healthcare, particularly in regard to hip implants, fibre fluid models of the heart and maxilo facial reconstruction.  

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