Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Selangor all set for water transfer

post by Susanne Chi
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.

we will only accept raw water rated between Class 1 and 3 so the Pahang government will have to make sure that they protect their water sources to ensure it meets the standards,” he told reporters after chairing the weekly state exco meeting in Shah Alam on Wednesday.

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.

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