KUANTAN: The state government has welcomed the allocations provided under Budget 2021 for projects in Pahang.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said among them was the RM45mil allocated for the upgrading of water supply systems involving the Semambu water treatment plant and Kobat pump house, which also supply treated water to the Gebeng industrial area.
“With this allocation, Pengurusan Air Pahang Bhd (Paip) will be able to replace 11 pumps in the Kobat pump house, thus increasing the Semambu plant’s capacity by 20% from 290 million litres to 350 million litres per day.
“This is necessary to ensure adequate supply of treated water to meet the growing demand from investors and industries in the Gebeng industrial area, ” he said in a statement.
Wan Rosdy said Paip estimated that it would take 10 months to complete the upgrading work --- four months for the design and procurement process and six months for construction.
“Through these upgrading efforts, supplying water to this industrial area will become more stable, thus increasing the confidence of investors and industries, ” he said.
He thanked the Federal Government for announcing allocations for two projects that directly involved Pahang, out of the seven projects nationwide worth RM3.8bil.
The two projects are the new alignments for the Central Spine Road and the Cameron Highlands bypass project.
“Hopefully, the implementation of these two projects will further increase accessibility as well as shorten the travel time, besides being able to overcome the problem of traffic congestion in these areas, ” said Wan Rosdy.
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