31 Aug '11, 1am

1961 water pact with Johor expires today

1961 water pact with Johor expires today

A spillway at the Gunung Pulai Reservoir which was previously managed by Singapore's Public Utilities Board (PUB) to be handed over to the Johor State Government. -- PHOTO: THE STAR By Teo Wan Gek Throughout the term of the 1961 Water Agreement, which expires on Wednesday, the Johor water authorities and Public Utilities Board (PUB) enjoyed a 'good and cordial' working relationship, both sides said last night when announcing the handover of waterworks and other facilities to Johor. They also noted in a statement last night that at the Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat in May last year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong informed his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak that on expiry of the pact, Singapore would hand over the waterworks under the agreement to the Johor water authorities free of charge and in good working order. Since then, a Joint Technical Committee and Joint ...

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