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.

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