Home > News > Nation
Thursday September 4, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday September 4, 2014 MYT 7:19:25 AM
RAUB: There will not be any cost hike in the Pahang-Selangor Raw Water Transfer Project despite a delay in completion of two packages of the project, said Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
Speaking after visiting the Kelau dam site, Adnan reiterated that the project would remain at RM3.93bil, an amount to be funded by the Federal Government and the Japan Bank of International Cooperation.
He said the project, which was expected to be fully operational by 2017, was now 96.7% complete.
“The Semantan intake and pumping station, as well as the twin pipelines, were completed in May this year.
“However, the raw water transfer tunnel was delayed by four months and will be ready by this week.
“Only the Kelau dam needed a further timeline extension until October next year,” he said, adding that a longer timeframe was necessary due to compliance with recommendations by the regulatory authorities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Department.
Adnan, who was accompanied by Deputy Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Mahadzir Khalid, said several partial trial runs had been carried out, while a full trial could only be done upon completion of the Langat 2 water treatment plant in Selangor.
He confirmed that Pahang would honour the agreement signed in 2007 to sell raw water to Selangor at 10 sen per cubic metre.
He added that the project would be able to channel 1.89 million cubic metres of water a day to meet the needs of consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya up to 2025.
Worst affected states trying to contain the problem
4.27 billion litres water waste via leaky pipes
Paper on new national policy for NRW almost ready
Tags / Keywords:
Government, Nation, Kelau
Government initiated Kelau Dam project anticipating Selangor water crisis
Illegal structures in Sabah forest torn down
Husam undergoing treatment for Bell’s palsy
Bicycle allowance, claims contributed to MAS’ financial woes
Kelantan PAS slams Zairil over hudud statement
Ex-model given 'til noon to appear in court or face arrest warrant
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
'Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity' gets its own trailer
Guiding kids to play it safe in the water
Skelton, Latu suspensions upheld in blow for Waratahs
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)