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Client
Cypark Sdn Bhd 

Detail Narrative Description of Project

Minconsult Sdn Bhd was engaged by Cypark Sdn Bhd (the project's Design and Build Contractor) in 2005 as the principal Engineering Design and Supervision Consultant for the closure and restoration of the Taman Beringin Landfill implemented for Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (KL City Hall). The Landfill was used as a local dumping ground from the early 90's and was eventually closed by DBKL in May 2006. The site which was originally an old mining pit was initially used as a convinient waste dump upon cessation of mining activities. However, due to a shortage of available disposal sites, the unengineered landfill continued to be used until the waste attained a height of 40 metres above the surrounding area, causing leachate contamination to Sg. Jinjang, and severe distress to nearby residents.  

Detail Description of Actual Services

The works implemented under Cypark's contract include the following initial measures for closure of the landfill, and form part of a longer term plan to remediate and convert the site into a green area for recreational purposes:

  • Installing the final capping at the top of the landfill which includes a low permeability synthetic liner to minimise stormwater infiltration and production of leachate.
  • Introducing a passive gas venting system at the 'plateau' with provision for future conversion into an active system.
  • Providing a new access to the site and improving the internal roads.
  • Introducing proper drainage for the capping area, and upgrading the drainage in other areas around the site.
  • Introducing a perimeter passive gas venting system around the site to the disperse the flammable landfill gases.
  • Capping the base of the slopes and installing a leachate collection system along the waste periphery.
  • Introducing a series of environmental monitoring facilities.

Construction Cost
RM 25 Million

Project Completion
2006

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