31 Aug '11, 2am

Johor to consider upgrading water treatment plants returned by Singapore

Johor to consider upgrading water treatment plants returned by Singapore

Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman (above) said the handover, to be carried out under the 1961 Water Agreement, would benefit local residents especially in Johor Baru and Pontian. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The state will consider upgrading the water treatment plants handed back to it by the Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) on Wednesday. Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the handover, to be carried out under the 1961 Water Agreement, would benefit local residents especially in Johor Baru and Pontian. 'The water treatment plants in Skudai and Gunung Pulai, and the two water pumps in Tebrau and Pontian will be upgraded if necessary to meet the needs of our residents,' he told reporters at his Hari Raya open house here on Tuesday. Abdul Ghani said Singapore, which had been enjoying raw water from the plants for about 5...

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