Site Visit to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB ) and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute ( MARDI ), Cameron Highlands – 2 to 4 May 2016

On 2 – 4 May 2016, the School of Environmental Engineering held a site visit to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Cameron Highlands. The delegation consists of 9 students from Year 4 (RK07) which are taking the elective course EAT471 (Environmental Risk Assessment) and are accompanied by Ms. Ilya Joohari.

The main purpose of this visit is to give exposure to the students about the assessment and management of environmental risk. In addition, it was aimed to provide opportunities for students to practice what they have learned in class to the site visit, in addition to gain knowledge and experience that can be used in the future.

The visit began with a visit to TNB Habu Power Station and MARDI Agro-Technology Park, Cameron Highlands. Both venues have been selected to correlate theory with practical aspects in particular to enhance students’ understanding specifically relating to the disaster in October 2013 mudslides that destroyed many properties and the environment.

The visit continued with a visit to Ulu Jelai Dam, Cameron Highlands, which is still under construction. Here, the students are exposed to the current working environment. Science and environmental engineering knowledge were applied to explain to the students regarding the importance of the decisions and activities undertaken in ensuring the quality of the environment and the welfare of society.

This visit was hoped, to some extent, can give knowledge and awareness to the students on environmental management which is most certainly important for future generations.

By: Ilya Joohari