Air Selangor and state govt mull offering discounts to increase take-up

ONLY 49% of Air Selangor account holders in Selangor have registered for its e-billing system.

The state government is looking at ways to attract more to sign up, including by offering discounts.

Selangor infrastructure and public amenities, agriculture modernisation and agro-based industry committee chairman Izham Hashim said as of Oct 31, only 1,238,314 out of 2,544,196 account holders had registered.

“Most of those registered are domestic account holders.

“The state, along with Air Selangor, are mulling over several initiatives to get more people to sign up for e-billing, including offering a discount,” he said during the state assembly sitting at Bangunan Dewan Negeri Selangor in Shah Alam.

When responding to the question by Lee Kee Hiong (PH-Kuala Kubu Baru) on the number of recipients of Selangor’s Skim Air Darul Ehsan (SADE) or the state’s free water programme, Izham said only 46% of the targeted 620,000 account holders had registered as of Oct 31.

SADE is only for those with a household monthly income of RM4,000 and below.

Izham said SADE would be extended for another two years from Jan 1 and those eligible could register throughout the year.

He said the state would continue to explore new and emerging technologies.

“For example, the Smart Water Meter in Sepang removes the need for water meter readers.

“However, this would have to be done in phases as Air Selangor would need to redeploy meter readers to other areas,” he added.

Meanwhile, Selangor housing, urban well-being and entrepreneur development committee chairman Rodziah Ismail said 46 Rumah Selangorku projects comprising 21,390 units were being planned for the Gombak district.

In response to a question by Mohd Sany Hamzan (PH-Taman Templer), she said five had been completed, five were in the midst of construction, while the rest were in the planning phase.

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