Home > News > Nation
Monday June 2, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday June 2, 2014 MYT 9:19:44 AM
NUSAJAYA: Johor will be monitoring its rivers to prevent illegal water usage to ensure that there is enough water during the El Nino phenomenon that is expected to hit the country from now till September.
State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development executive councillor Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the state would take stern action against those engaged in the illegal usage of water from the rivers in Johor such as farmers, animal breeders and factory operators.
In view of that, the Johor Water Regulatory Authority (Bakaj) would also be closely monitoring the 21 rivers and nine dams, which supply raw water to 45 water treatment plants statewide.
“We will not hesitate to seize their equipment or take them to court for illegal use of rivers, which are considered government property,” he said during his speech at the state assembly sitting here yesterday.
Hasni was replying to questions by Ayub Jamil (BN-Rengit), Lau Chin Hoon (BN-Pemanis), Dr Sheikh Ibrahim Salleh (PAS-Sungai Abong), Tan Hong Pin (DAP-Mengkibol) and Jimmy Puah Wee Tse (PKR-Bukit Batu) about the state’s preparations to face the El Nino phenomenon and its efforts to ensure there will be enough water for the people’s daily usage during the anticipated dry spell.
Hasni (BN-Benut) said another measure taken by the state was to maintain the water level at dams at a minimum of 80% adding that a scheduled water usage exercise would be activated if the water level dropped to 40%.
Vagrants in Johor Baru hold regular jobs
Tags / Keywords:
Government, Datuk Hasni Mohammad, state assembly, SAJ, El Nino, water rationing
Azmin welcomes Auditor-General's investigation of DEIG
Land of quit rent defaulters seized
Khalid ready to prove innocence
State rep: More initiatives needed to curb child abuse
RM100mil set aside for loans to petty traders
Haze: Perak-JDT match may be called off
Haze: Malaysia Cup match between Perak and JDT postponed
Bomba Malaysia prepared to assist Indonesia put out forest fire
Haze: Schools to close for two days
10, 664 inmates have been released on parole since 2008, says Ahmad Zahid
Tumpang a taxi if you’re doing a short trip
Internet keeps big musicians big, but doesn't launch new acts
Ireland progress, Pumas win, English mourn
Shop and stand a chance to win a share of RM80,000
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)