Water tariff will not be increased

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Minister of Environment and Water, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man PIX: AFIQ RAZALI / MalaysiaGazette / 11 MARCH 2020 Langat 2 water treatment plant water tariff
Minister of Environment and Water, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan ManPIX: AFIQ RAZALI / MalaysiaGazette / 11 MARCH 2020

By Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

KUALA LUMPUR – The water tariff will not be increased as the people are still facing burdens due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The guarantee was given by the Minister of Environment and Water, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who urged the people to stop worrying about that matter.

He said, the government will bear the costs in tough times like this as it is concerned about the people, besides handing out various offers without burdening the people.

“We guarantee that the people need not worry in critical situation like this,” he said at the Dewan Rakyat today, in reply to the question by the MP of Hulu Langat (PH), Datuk Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus during the Ministers Question and Answer session.

Hasanuddin asked about the guarantees given by the government on the water tariff in Klang Valley after the government hands over the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant to Pengurusan Air Selangor.

Meanwhile, Tuan Ibrahim explained that the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant Project is critical in ensuring the treated water supply in Klang Valley is sufficient until 2025. It will increase the treated water margin from 3.8 percent to 10 percent.

He said, the Federal Government, through Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB) had invested over RM4 billion in loan for the Langat 2 project which can supply up to 1,130 JLH of water when it is completed in 2023.

“The figure does not include approximately RM3.9 billion in bringing the untreated water from the Kelau Dam in Pahang to be treated at the Langat 2 Plant,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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