Moving towards a water-secure future

Santiago says the tariff review is fair and will not burden consumers.

IF you didn’t realise how crucial water is to the economy, consider this: a large multinational company (MNC) in an industrial park in Malaysia, which only recently began installing its facilities, is aghast that it is not being allocated with the sufficient cubic meters of water it needs to run its operations.

The state it is operating in just doesn’t have enough water for it. Of course, there is more to the story in the sense that the government department that hand-held this foreign investor into the country did not inform the MNC of this potential problem, sources say.

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