By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Sept 21 — The Sungai Rasau Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Phase Two, built as a dual-purpose facility, will help increase the state’s water reserves.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the project includes flood control and water supply distribution and can produce treated water of at least 1,400 million litres per day (MLD) upon completion, which is expected by 2027.
“This WTP is the most modern plant in Southeast Asia and will help increase the water reserve margins in Selangor. Its construction is currently underway.
“The plant is also the first of its kind to abstract water from Sungai Klang after the river’s quality reached Level Three, following our cleaning efforts via the Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) project,” he said.
Amirudin was speaking at the Budget 2024 Roadshow in Selangor with Deputy Finance Minister II Steven Sim Chee Keong at the State Secretariat Building earlier today.
On May 30, the Menteri Besar announced the first phase of the construction of the Sungai Rasau WTP in Kampung Seri Cheeding, Kuala Langat, which cost RM3.4 billion, while the second phase cost RM2.4 billion.
The first phase of the project under the Rasau Water Supply Scheme is expected to be completed in 2025, and will be capable of producing 700 MLD of water supply.
He said the project requires significant investments, as it involves not only construction and modern technology like ozone but also land acquisition.