SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The implementation of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant project is fully managed by Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB), which is a subsidiary of the Finance Ministry, says Izham Hashim.
The Selangor Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman said the state government was not directly or fully involved in the implementation of the project.
The Selangor government is only involved in matters related to the project site and on permits issued by technical agencies in the state, he added.
He said several initiatives had been carried out by the state government to overcome any shortage of water supply in the state due to the delay in the completion of the Langat 2 project, including construction of the Semenyih 2 and Labohan Dagang Water Treatment Plants.
"The state government has also obtained a loan from the Finance Ministry to implement the Mitigation Project 2 which involves the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 (SSP 3).
"With the projects implemented by the Selangor government, water supply to consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will not be affected," he said in a statement issued in response to the Auditor-General's Report 2019 Series 2 on the implementation of the Langat 2 project, which had not achieved the targeted objectives.
Izham said Selangor had also conducted several studies on the state’s water needs and the results of the study found that there were still water resources in the state that could be developed into treated water to be supplied to consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
The state government, together with Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, will develop the Sungai Rasau Water Supply Scheme Project, which is expected to produce 1400 million litres per day (MLD) of water for consumer use in the three localities, he added. - Bernama