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Mott MacDonald engineers run through new Malaysian tunnel

Two Mott MacDonald engineers have taken part in a 16km run through a project they have been working on in Malaysia, the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART)
They participated in the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) 75th Anniversary celebration run through the tunnel. The event is one of a series of celebrations to mark the completion of this ground-breaking tunnel system. Dave Parks, Mott MacDonald's representative for Malaysia and chief resident engineer on the project together with colleague mechanical and electrical engineer, Derek Tavender, ran with another 2000 participants along 16km, just under 12km of which were inside the newly completed SMART road tunnel structure.Parks completed the run in one hour and 25 minutes, beating his personal goal of 90 minutes. He said, 'SMART has been part of my working life for nearly four years and it's very exciting to see it finally come to fruition. It's been a privilege to work on this leading-edge project and a real opportunity for the Mott MacDonald team to demonstrate our tunnelling and specialist expertise. It's also an honour, if not somewhat exhausting, to be part of this historic celebratory run.'

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