Selangor all set for water transfer
elangor all set for water transfer
SELANGOR has completed plans for the alignment of water pipes in Hulu Langat and is working on the costing for the water treatment plant needed for the inter-state water transfer from Pahang.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo said the state had already agreed that the project would go on and was currently negotiating the rates it would have to pay for raw water from Pahang.
The water transfer was proposed to cope with future water needs in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya and, at a later stage, the western part of Negeri Sembilan.
The project is to supply raw water from the Semantan River through a 44.6km-long transfer tunnel to Selangor for domestic and industrial use.
The project will produce a total reliable yield of 2259 million litres a day.
The outlet conduit of the tunnel will be located about 3.5km north of the existing Sungai Langat treatment plant.
Dr Khir said that only one water treatment plant would be needed despite the large volume of water that would be supplied.
He said the Energy, Water and Communications Ministry was currently working on securing funds from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation to finance the project but did not give further details.