The River of Life Project

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The River of Life, identified as a project under the National Transformation Programme, aims to transform 8 rivers that are located within the Greater KL/Klang Valley region. With RM3.1 billion allocated for the river cleaning component of the project, the aim is to revitalise them from their current states into clean rivers that can support recreational activities, with vibrant and liveable waterfronts, thereby increasing the economic value of its surroundings.

With an RM1 billion allocation, the River of Life Beautification Masterplan covers a stretch of 10.7 km along the Klang and Gombak river corridors. By rejuvenating the Klang and Gombak rivers in the heart of Greater KL, city residents and visitors will have the opportunity to rediscover the aesthetic nature of our rivers and reconnect with them in an ecological way. Many global cities, including London and its River Thames, Seoul and the Cheonggyecheon River, as well as Melbourne and the Yarra River, are built along waterways that not only serve transportation and recreational needs, but are also beautiful sceneries and tourist attractions in their own right. These rivers contribute towards the cities’ economic growth. Greater KL today aspires to join their ranks as a city whose riverbanks are full of life and vigour.

Let’s all work together to make this happen.

The River of Life in 3 Stages

The River of Life project consists of 3 components

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The River of Life project was launched in 2011 with the commencement of 17 infrastructure packages under the river cleaning component.

Meanwhile, an American-based company, AECOM, was awarded the tender out of 5 international and local planners to create the River of Life Beautification Master Plan.

In June 2012, Phase 1 of the River of Life Public Outreach Programme was commissioned, with Phase 2 commencing in September 2013. This programme was a successful collaboration between the Government with NGOs/Environmental Consultants, locals and corporate river users. The idea was to inculcate and put into practice river management best practices.

In 2014, Phase 1 of the River Beautification construction works began in Precinct 7 (Masjid Jamek/Heritage Quarter).

DBKL has also embarked on a feasibility study for Land Development in 2015

Stretching Across 8 Rivers in the Klang Valley

ROL Basin covers the municipalities of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) and Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) with a total area of more than 900 km2 or 1.25x the size of Singapore

Connecting government agencies throughout the Greater KL region

The River of Life EPP is a joint effort spearheaded by the Ministry of the Federal Territories in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage. It also involves the cooperation of over 20 other departments and government agencies in three main Taskforces.