Growing numbers of underground innovations claim to hold the key to unlock the door to a ‘smarter urban connectivity’. More often than not, these innovations are being embedded into highly complex underground projects that aim to minimise environmental hazards, to save energy, to increase the functional diversity of the urban structure, to reduce the need of local transportation, to make services more easily accessible to residents, and to protect the urban landscape and culture for sustainable urban development. Malaysia’s advantage in gaining a significant share of this engineering feat lies in its existing strengths in underground infrastructure, innovative environment and strong history and political will to tackle sustainability challenges. The innovative and unique SMART tunnel, the first of its kind dual-purpose tunnel in the world is the best example of Malaysian own development. This example became known worldwide as an effective solution to optimise expenditures to solve multiple problems. The tunnel is expected to prevent billions of dollars of possible flood damage and costs from traffic congestion in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. It is listed as one of the top 10 world’s greatest tunnels by CNN. SMART project won the Bristish Construction Industry International Award in 2008 and received the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award in 2011 for its innovative and unique management of storm water and peak hour traffic.
European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, in cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, has the pleasure to announce the Digital Transport Days 2019 that will be held this year from 7 to 9 October in Helsinki.
Come to the Finlandia Hall conference centre in Helsinki and experience an event which will offer a European viewpoint to digital solutions for transport and mobility!
Come to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field, to help define and implement enabling policies, as well as developing customer-oriented services!
Come and discuss your ideas with public officials, experts, industry and service providers, visit the exhibition and test new prototypes/apps!
The 12th International Low Volume Roads Conference will cover all aspects of low volume road management.