MELAKA: The state is set to receive 12 million litres of water daily following an agreement with the Negri Sembilan government.
Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the agreement sealed on Wednesday would be in effect until December 2020.
“State water concessionaire, Syarikat Air Melaka Bhd (SAMB), will buy the supply from its counterpart, Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan (Sains) at the price of RM1.40 per cubic metre to be supplied to areas along the border,” Adly said after the agreement signing ceremony at Seri Negeri in Melaka.
The event was also attended by Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
Adly said the areas under this deal expected to obtain water supply were Pulau Sebang, Lubok China, Kuala Linggi, Kendung, Titian Bintagor, Pondoi, Batang Melaka, Sungai Rambai, Chohong and Simpang Bekoh.
He said the state government was taking preventive measures to avoid water shortages during dry seasons and to ensure that locals received sufficient treated water supply.
He said that the agreement signified a closer working relationship between the two neighbouring states.
“We hope to resolve certain matters pertaining to our borders, especially in Kuala Linggi and Port Dickson where development has been earmarked.”