31 Aug '11, 4am

Singapore on track to achieving water self-sufficiency by 2061: Vivian Balakrishnan

Singapore on track to achieving water self-sufficiency by 2061: Vivian Balakrishnan

Singapore is on schedule to achieving water self-sufficiency by 2061, the year all water agreements with Johor run out, Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (above) said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: MCYS By Elgin Toh Singapore is on schedule to achieving water self-sufficiency by 2061, the year all water agreements with Johor run out, Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Wednesday. Developments in Singapore, including more reservoirs and improvements in Newater and desalination technology, have placed Singapore in a position of strength, he said. He was speaking on the sidelines of the handover ceremony of the Gunong Pulai Waterworks to the Johor government on Wednesday morning, which was also witnessed by Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar. Gunong Pulai is among two water treatment works and two raw water pumping stations cove...

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