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A woman carries a bucket of water past containers during water disruption at Taman Ehsan Impian in Balakong on February 25, 2014. The Malaysian Insider/Najjua Zulkefli

Over 5 million face water shortage if Langat 2 delayed, says Mahdzir

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Deputy Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the current raw water reserve in Selangor was at 75%, and would deplete when used everyday. “With the low water reserve margin in the Klang Valley, and raw water cannot be sourced, the Klang Valley will face acute water shortage. “But, if the water transfer from Pahang to Selangor can be completed, the problem can be addressed,” he told reporters in Kuala Nerang, in Kedah, today.

Hence, Mahdzir said he hoped the Selangor government would give priority to the water restructuring process and agree to the proposals made by the federal government. Yesterday, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Dr Maximus Ongkili said the Langat 2 water treatment plant and its distribution system (LRAL2) project would not be ready as scheduled in 2017 due to the delay by the Selangor government in executing the state’s water supply industry restructuring agreement.

The minister said the restructuring exercise could not be fully resolved yet following the Selangor government’s failure to fulfil the conditions in the master agreement signed between the state government and federal government. In fact, the Selangor government had deferred the gazetting of the remaining 23 plots of land applied for acquisition by the federal government for the project, he added. – Bernama, June 11, 2015, The Malaysian Insider reports.

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