KUALA LUMPUR – The River Of Life (ROL) project, which is part of the Greater Kuala Lumpur Project, is 56 per cent completed since the project started in 2011.
Natural Resource and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said the project aimed to change the image of Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang to be on the right platform and to project a positive impact to the country and people in general.
“The project involves 26 government agencies, the private sector and consultants. We hope it will proceed smoothly until its completion in 2020,” he told a media conference after officiating the national level World Water Day 2015 celebration, here today.
The World Water Day is celebrated on March 22 every year beginning in 1993 after the United Nations (UN) passed the motion following the proposal presented at the UN Conference on Environment Development (UNCED) in 1992.
The theme of the celebration this year is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’ in line with Malaysia’s development flow with urban areas undergoing rapid development forming more than 70 per cent of the country.
Palanivel said the ‘River of Life’ project focused on three main aspects namely cleaning the river, beautifying the river and land development. – BERNAMA