BY: AFIX REDZUAN
SHAH ALAM, MAR 30: The construction works on Semenyih 2 and Labohan Dagang Water Treatment Plants are ongoing and expected to be completed on time.
Infrastructure, Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-Based Industries Exco, Zaidy Abdul Talib said, as of last March 25, the work for Semenyih 2 water treatment plant was 24.14 percent completed against the targeted 55.5 percent, since work began last May 20, 2016.
As for Labohan Dagang Water Treatment Plant, certain tasks are still being discussed and the work status is being monitored from time to time.
“The State Economic Planning Unit conducts periodic inspection on the site and holds monthly committee meeting to discuss the timeline and find solutions to arising issues, to ensure the project schedule is not affected,” he said replying to an oral question asked by Sekinchan Assemblyman, Ng Suee Lim.
Zaidy said the main problem in the project implementation was land acquisition, but all that is resolved now.
He said, the State Government has reviewed water demand and supply projections until 2027 and is working to increase water reserve to 15 percent as one of the long-term Water Demand Plan initiatives.
“As at now, water reserve is low, estimated to be at 3.4 percent and raw water reserve is becoming limited with water consumption expected to be at 3.5 percent each year.
“This situation will limit the extent of help that the State Government can provide in the event of unexpected incidents such as prolonged drought or faulty equipment in water supply plants,” he said.
The Semenyih 2 water treatment plant is expected to be ready this December while Labohan Dagang water treatment plant should be ready by December 2018 with the capacity to produce 300 million litres of water per day and can supply water particularly to Klang and Kuala Langat residents.
BY: AFIX REDZUAN