Perak-Penang water deal receives full support from energy and water ministry

BUTTERWORTH: The Energy Transition and Public Water Transformation Ministry said it will fully support the realisation of the Perak-Penang water deal.

"We will work with them to make sure it goes on as planned," said its deputy minister Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir, after he attended the Mydin and Ray Go Solar - Green Energy Launch and Handover Ceremony at Mydin Bertam in Butterworth on Thursday (June 13).

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who was also at the event, said the project should begin as soon as possible as it will take five to six years to complete.

He added that the state has a contingency plan while waiting for the project to begin.

"We have eight projects under the Penang Water Contingency Plan 2030," he said.

In May (2024) it was reported that the Perak government had agreed to supply water to Penang through the Kerian Integrated Green Industrial Park to Seberang Perai.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the matter was agreed upon by the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah, and Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad.

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