Najib approves Johor's RM100mil water transfer project

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 06 Mar 2016

Najib (left) with Mohamed Khaled (middle) holding the Johor Strategic Economic Growth plan (PPSJ) and Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development Plan ii (CDPii) books during the launching of the programme held at Educity Indoor Stadium in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. Looking on is Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) chief executive officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim. Pix by ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG/The Star.

JOHOR BARU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak approved Johor's request for RM100mil to fund a water transfer project to solve the water shortage in some parts of the state.

He said the project was needed to transfer raw water to dams to address the water shortage, which affects about 450,000 residents who depend on scheduled water supply for clean water.

"The state can go ahead and start funding the project immediately. We will deduct it from the state's debt with the federal government," Najib said in his speech when launching the Johor Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here on Sunday.

Earlier, Mentri Besar, Datuk Khaled Nordin had requested for the project to be implemented.

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