Do proper study before deciding on Kelau Dam project


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 24 Jul 2010

KLANG: Coalition Against the Privatisation of Water coordinator Charles Santiago has urged the Federal government to come up with a research paper on the impact of climate change to substantiate claims that Selangor faces water rationing.

“Without proper studies, the Federal government cannot push through the plan to source water from the Kelau Dam in Raub, Pahang as it is not a viable answer to ensure enough water,” he said.

Santiago who is also Klang MP added that Energy, Green Technology and Water Deputy Minister Noriah Kasnon had said the Kelau Dam was needed to secure Selangor’s water supply until 2025.

“Now the rain falls around the catchment areas surrounding the Kelau Dam but what happens if due to climate change the rain moves to Kelantan or Terengganu?” Santiago asked.

The Kelau Dam has been stalled as the Federal government is waiting for the Selangor government’s approval to acquire land for the piping work, he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Majority of MPs have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, says Speaker
Empty syringe issue: Police urge recipients to lodge reports
S'gor Health Dept ramping up preparations in hospitals to face surge in Covid-19 cases
Three MPs among Covid-19 cases detected in Parliament ahead of special sitting
Muhyiddin: NRP's success needs support from all parties
Drive-through durian: Kota Baru goldsmith gives away 1.2 tonnes of king of fruits
No changes to NRP thresholds for now, says Muhyiddin
Covid-19: Three MPs test positive, four more close contacts, says report
Ismail Sabri: 49 premises closed for breaching Covid-19 SOPs
Covid-19: Nine localities in Perak, Pahang, Kedah, Sabah under EMCO from July 26, says Ismail Sabri

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers