20 Mar '11, 7am

S'pore will have enough water even without new agreement: SM Goh

S'pore will have enough water even without new agreement: SM Goh

SINGAPORE: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said Singapore will have enough water for itself even if there is no new water agreement when its second Water agreement with Malaysia expires in 2061. Under the second water agreement that was signed in 1962, Singapore is allowed to draw up to 250 million gallons from the Johor River. Mr Goh said investments in technology and water infrastructure will enable the country to continue its drive towards self-sufficiency. He said: "When Singapore gained independence, we were almost totally dependent on imported water from Malaysia. Today, we are much less dependent. And come 2061, we will have enough water for ourselves if there is no new water agreement when the second Water Agreement runs out. "Besides imported water from Malaysia, we have water from local catchments, NEWater and desalinated. We will continue to expand the water suppl...

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