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A personnel from the development company (right) explaining about the highway project plan to state executive councillor for environment Hee Loy Sian (second from left) before he visits the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) project site at the Ampang Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Ampang on February 23, 2021. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

No reports on Ampang water treatment plant suspension this year

By Zareef Muzammil

AMPANG, Feb 23 — The Selangor government had not received any report on the suspension to the Ampang Water Treatment Plant (WTP) within the first two months of this year.

State executive councillor for environment Hee Loy Sian said the achievement followed the stop-work order to the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) to stabilise the slopes.

“This proves that the instructions issued by the Selangor Environment Department (DOE) to the developer concerned were effective,” he said after visiting the project site today.

He said the number of reports also decreased last year to 75 cases compared to 119 cases reported in 2019, adding that he is committed to ensuring that there would be no suspension to the treatment plant this year.

Meanwhile, Hee said the state government is reviewing new construction projects to prevent negative impacts to the Sungai Selangor basins.

“We did receive mega projects such as highway constructions the scale of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL). If pollution occurs, it will bring destructive impacts to the consumers.

“That’s why we will carefully evaluate the projects (first) because we don’t want the same incident involving the EKVE project from happening again,” he said.

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