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Sungai Penchala River Education Programme is the expansion of Sungai Way W.A.T.E.R Project (Working Actively through Education and Rehabilitation) which began in 2007. Sungai Penchala is about 14km long with about 4km of it located within the jurisdiction of DBKL. It runs through urban area, industrial and residential area within Petaling Jaya before flowing into the infamous Klang River.

Duration: 2015 - 2017

Funder: GAB Foundation

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Partners: Department of Irrigation and Drainage Selangor,Department of Irrigation and Drainage Kuala Lumpur, National Landscape Department, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS)

Target groups: Local communities in Penchala River Basin, educational institution and business community


The objective of this programme is to protect and enhance Sg Penchala, urban river through local community engagement. In addition, the programme aims to promote and support local community, school, bussiness and other stakeholders' localised initiatives, as well as outreaching  larger target groups through Mobile River Care Unit - a mobile river care education programme. 

Project progress:

  • Establishment of WATER Project Technical Commitee for Sg Penchala
  • Conducted business community programme (e.g. TOT for Food Operators and training on waste segregation and waste audit) for targeted food courts within Penchala River Basin
  • Organised outreach programme and trainings for the local communities living within Penchala River Basin
  • Organised river training for educational institution
  • Conducted 8 outreach activities using Mobile River Care Unit
  • Established a River Care Education Centre at upstream of Sg Penchala at Bukit Kiara, KL

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