Langat Sewerage Project attracts hundreds of students, lecturers

More than 550 students and lecturers from 11 universities visited the Langat project site in their quest to learn more about the engineering technology used in one of the longest sewer pipe alignments in the country

By TMR

The Langat Sewerage Project, a massive endeavour deploying cutting-edge technology to bring about major changes to the nation’s sewerage industry, has been a rock bed of education for hundreds of university students.

In the past one year, more than 550 students and lecturers from 11 universities have visited the project site in Langat, Selangor, in their quest to learn more about the engineering technology implemented in one of the longest sewer pipe alignments in the country.

Participants of the mini seminars and educational visits have much to gain as they are taken through the project handled by MMC Pembetungan Langat Sdn Bhd (MMC PLSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of MMC Corp Bhd.

The project involves constructing a Centralised Sewage Treatment Plant (CSTP) with a capacity of 920,000 population equivalents — equivalent to an average flow of 207,000 cu m per day — and a sewerage pipe network approximately 105km in length, including 1,174 manholes.

The seminars and visits expose engineering students to modern technological innovation in the sewage treatment process at work at the Langat CSTP. It also highlights the government’s effort towards environment sustainability, engineering fraternity and sewerage infrastructure upgrades.

The high-impact project, covering a catchment area stretching from Batu 11 Cheras to Kajang, allows visitors to appreciate the technology at work. Implemented by the Sewerage Services Department, the project incorporates top-of-the-class knowledge of sewage treatment plant initiatives undertaken at the Tokyo Metropolitan Sewerage Service in Japan.

The students are given an overview of the Langat CSTP and the treatment process system design. They also get an appreciation of the civil and structural engineering design, as well as the green technology elements involved in the project.

They are then taken to the site office rooftop to see the progress of the CSTP building and the Public Information Centre which houses the project model for more project details.

The institutions of higher learning that have visited the Langat project are Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; International Islamic University Malaysia; Universiti Malaya; Universiti Teknologi Mara; Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Chemical & Bioengineering Technology; Management & Science University; Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara Sri Gading; National Defence University of Malaysia; Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman; Tunku Abdul Rahman University College; and Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

The students come from various engineering courses such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, computer engineering, as well as wastewater engineering.

To visit the Langat Sewerage Project, email [email protected] or call 1300-88-7572. The project website is at www.langatsp.com.