Original Research Article
Year: 2015 | Month: July | Volume: 2 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 443-449
A Relationship between Flood Occurrences and the Maintenance Works of SMART Tunnel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nuhu Isah, Maimunah Binti Ali
Department of Technology Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, University Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia.
Corresponding Author: Nuhu Isah
Managing environmental disaster requires the use of technology into how technology is used to minimize the casualties and loss incurred when disaster strikes. This research is based on the relationship between flood occurrences and the maintenance works of SMART tunnel. SMART is an acronym for “Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel”. This project is located in Kuala Lumpur the capital metropolitan city of Malaysia. The SMART Tunnel project was initiated by the Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad under the Malaysian Development Plan. The project was undertaken as a joint venture projects between the government and the private sector corporation. This study therefore, makes an effort to investigate the relationship between flood occurrences and the maintenance works of SMART tunnel in the city Centre of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Nevertheless, the study adopted a mixed approach. However, thematic network analysis, narration, photographs, observations and correlations were used for data analysis. The study has discovered that there is a cordial relationship between maintenance works of SMART Tunnel and Flood occurrences in the city Centre of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.Keywords: Tunnel, SMART, Flood, Maintenance, Malaysia.