MELAKA: Plans are in place to ensure that taps in the historic city here will not run dry even if the dry spell drags on, says Sulaiman Md Ali (pic).
The Melaka Chief Minister said he would not break his promise made last year that local folks would not face another water rationing exercise.
"We have plans in place to ensure that water supply is adequate," he said after visiting a chilli cultivation project at Melaka Green City here on Tuesday (Feb 23).
Sulaiman said water levels at three dams in the state were at positive levels and could last until September.
He noted that the water level at Durian Tunggal Dam stood at 77.9% (24,270 million litres), Just Dam at 86.3% (37,310 million litres) and Asahan Dam at 100% (705 million litres).
Last year, Melaka witnessed its worst-ever water rationing exercise, affecting households and industrial areas for almost three months from Jan 29 up to April.
On the chilli project, Sulaiman said Melaka is expected to start mass production for the local market.
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