PETALING JAYA – 4 February 2017: Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) has selected 12 winning artworks of the Light Rail Transit 3’s (LRT3) “Painting The Rail Future” art contest.
The “Painting The Rail Future” art contest was jointly organised by Prasarana and MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd (MRCBGK), the project delivery partner of the LRT3 project.
In addition to engaging the community in the development of the LRT3 project, the art contest was also held as an event where people of all ages could come together and express their artistic skills.
The art contest kick-started on Oct 13, 2016 and was closed for submissions on Dec 13, 2016. A total of 125 artworks were submitted from all four (4) categories.
The winning artworks were selected by art experts and Prasarana’s senior management, including Khairani Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE), Khairul Azuwan Ishak, Lecturer/ Deputy Dean of Resources & Student Development of Universiti Selangor and Ooi Ai Eng, Vice President & Head, Interior Design of Malaysian Institute of Arts.
|Winner||Cheng Jun Hao||12||SJK (C) Kwang Hwa||Pahang|
|1st Runner Up||Nurul Qurratul Ain binti Khairul Arifin||9||SK Taman Ranting 3||Johor|
|2nd Runner Up||Lee Sin Xuan||9||SJK (C) Chong Kuang||Penang|
|Winner||Leong Ka Hei||15||SMK (P) Sri Aman||Selangor|
|1st Runner Up||Lee Sin Yin||15||SMJK Jit Sin||Penang|
|2nd Runner Up||Cheng Jia Teck||16||SMJK Confucian||W.P. Kuala Lumpur|
|Winner||Goh Wern Sze||19||Taylor’s College Subang Jaya||Penang|
|1st Runner Up||Syahadat bin Rosli||22||UniKL IPROM||Penang|
|2nd Runner Up||Leong Ka Mun||18||IACT College||Selangor|
|Winner||Ahmad Syahmi bin Ismail||26||–||Selangor|
|1st Runner Up||Kong Wei Cheng||23||–||Johor|
|2nd Runner Up||Izzat bin Aziz||27||–||Johor|
The winning artworks will be used for LRT3-related promotional material and credit will be given to the respective artists.
A prize-giving ceremony was held today at the Glenmarie station in Shah Alam. The prize comprised of cash and book vouchers.
Prasarana’s President and Group CEO, Dato’ Sri Azmi Abdul Aziz said the art contest was held to encourage the community to come together and express their artistic view towards the nation’s public transportation industry.
The 37-kilometre-long LRT3 envisages to connect two million people between Bandar Utama and Johan Setia, Klang by 2020.
The alignment which traverses 26 stations will be integrated with upcoming and existing infrastructure projects.
About Prasarana Malaysia Berhad
Established in 1998 and operational since 2002, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is the asset owner and operator of the country’s three LRT networks and the KL Monorail; in addition to the bus services of Rapid KL, Rapid Penang, Rapid Kuantan and Rapid Kamunting. Beyond the efforts to transform the country’s public transport services via Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd and Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, Prasarana has also established Prasarana Integrated Management and Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (PRIME) to provide management and engineering consultancy services, Prasarana Rail and
Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE) to manage major projects under the Group which included the LRT Line Extension Project; Prasarana Integrated Development Sdn Bhd (PRIDE) to undertake commercial and transit-oriented development projects to further strengthen the performance of the company; and Prasarana Integrated Solution & Management (PRISM) for the management of insurance practices and businesses.
About MRCB George Kent (MRCB GK)
MRCB George Kent Joint Venture (MRCB GK) was appointed on 4th September 2015 as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) of the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3).
MRCB is currently the largest developer cum contractor of Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) in Malaysia, while George Kent is the largest home-grown railway system specialist in Malaysia. MRCB GK brings to the LRT3 project a highly-skilled and professional staff pool experienced in transit projects, with tailored and cost-effective solutions specific to Prasarana’s needs in a collaborative and supportive manner.
About Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3)
The LRT3 envisages to connect 2 million people between Bandar Utama and Klang by 2020. Developed in line with Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley (GKL/KV) Land Public Transport Masterplan, LRT3 will be a key feature in extending rail connectivity to the Western Corridor of GKL/KV. For more information, visit www.lrt3.com.my and follow @myLRT3