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Monday August 26, 2013 MYT 7:49:25 AM
PORT KLANG: Water talks between the Federal and Selangor state governments are expected to start next week.
Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said he had sent a few notes to the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry to set the parameters for the talks.
“Insya-Allah, they will commence next week,” Khalid told reporters at the Port Klang state constituency Hari Raya open house.
The restructuring of the water services industry is one of the promises made by Pakatan Rakyat to the people of Selangor while campaigning in the general election.
Khalid said the state government was able to deliver the promises made in the election manifesto as it had RM2.5bil in cash reserves.
The depleting water reserves in Selangor had pushed the Federal Government to call for the construction of the Langat 2 water treatment plant, but the project has been put on hold pending negotiations with the state government since 2009.
It has been reported that the Langat 2 plant would be able to treat some 1.89 billion litres of raw water and cater to demands in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya until 2025.
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