Improving quality of life in Kuala Lumpur

A City Vision Looking Towards 2020

Within Malaysia’s current Economic Transformation Program (ETP), improving Kuala Lumpur has been a key driver for the country. With that in mind the government set a goal to transform Kuala Lumpur into a world-class city by 2020 that appeals to both residents and tourists alike.  

Since the ETP was launched in 2010, over 40 government agencies and private sector firms have been involved and substantial progress has been made from investment in improved rail linkages to planting 100,000 new trees within the capital. An investment is being made at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, with Arcadis as the master-planner, on a ‘cargo city’, which will link national and international supply chains with global hubs. 

Significant investment is also going in to improving mobility within the city. The Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit – Circle Line project, covering more than 141 km of rail track, will connect existing train lines (KTM, LRT and monorail). Once complete in 2016 it will help to ease congestion and provide commuters with an efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Tun Razak Exchange or the Kuala Lumpur International Financial District covering 28.3 hectares of land is projected to be complete in 2017 and will help to fulfill Kuala Lumpur’s need for a “defined Financial and Business District”. Many of the new buildings being developed are environmentally-friendly which will help assist the sustainability agenda. 

Arcadis is proud to be working with Khazanah Nasional via their ThinkCity arm to look at developing new indices and reporting to help improve livability in a number of other cities across Malaysia. 

Arcadis is pleased to partner with and improve quality of life in Kuala Lumpur. 

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