Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley

EPP 5: Revitalising the Klang and Gombak Rivers into a Heritage and Commercial Centre

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  • Projected jobs by 2020

EPP 5.0 - Revitalising the Klang River into a Heritage and Commercial Centre

This EPP, also known as the River of Life (RoL) project, aims to transform specific areas within Kuala Lumpur facing the Klang River into a vibrant waterfront with high economic and commercial value. The project is divided into three parts:
  • River Cleaning - A 110km stretch of Klang River will be cleaned to raise the water standard to recreational standards.
  • River Beautification - The economic viability of the area will be improved, specifically a 10.7km tract along the Klang and Gombak river corridors, and beautification plans will revolve around landmarks such as Dataran Merdeka, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad and Masjid Jamek. The areas involved in the River Beautification phase cover 11 precincts.
  • Land Development - Areas adjoining the river corridor will be developed under a master plan to spur economic investment.

Development is also expected to increase along the MRT lines, enabling the expansion of newer areas, higher pedestrian volume and increased amenities.


  • In 2014, River Beautification construction works commenced in Precinct 7 or Heritage Quarter, where historical landmarks of Kuala Lumpur (Masjid Jamek, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad, St Mary’s Cathedral, Panggung Bandaraya) are situated.
  • The tender for the construction of the Bunus Sewerage Treatment Plant was called.
  • Under Phase 1 of the Suka campaign, workshops on river waste management were conducted as an initiative for public outreach. About 300 participants from six communities—Taman Warisan, Eco Melawati, AU3 Keramat, AU2 Keramat, Wangsa Melawati and Sierra Ukay—attended the workshops in 2014.
  • The installation of 158 communal grease traps within areas under DBKL, MPAJ and MPS was completed in 2014.
  • A study to determine the highest and best use for identified Government land along the 10.7 km river beautification corridor commenced in 2014.
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