Malaysia: Sungai Johor Barrage operational by March 30

CHUAH BEE KIM New Straits Times 9 Dec 15;

KOTA TINGGI: The RM80.8 million Sungai Johor Barrage here, built to increase water supply to consumers in Pasir Gudang and Pengerang here will be operational by March 30 next year.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said his visit to the Sungai Johor Barrage in Taman Kota Intan here today was to check on the critical water levels of the Sungai Layang and Sungai Lebam dams which have resulted in water rationing in several districts.

Maximus told reporters after the site inspection that the barrage which is currently 77 per cent completed, can reduce the impact of water shortage when it fully completed in mid-July.


Federal, Johor Governments To Implement Iskandar Malaysia Raw Water Transfer Project
Bernama 9 Dec 15;

KOTA TINGGI, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- The federal and Johor state governments are expected to implement the Iskandar Malaysia Raw Water Transfer (PAMIN) project to meet the demands for raw water in the state.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the project is a long term plan in overcoming the insufficient water supply, especially in Johor Baharu.

"A comprehensive study will commence under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) and the federal government will fully finance the project via an allocation of RM500 million," he told reporters after visiting the construction site project of the Sungai Johor Barrage in Taman Kota Intan, here today.

He said the project would involve the construction of the Ulu Sedili Besar dam construction here and the transfer of raw water from Sungai Sedili Besar to Sungai Johor, Layang Dam and Sultan Iskandar Water Treatment Plant.

He said given the urgent raw water needs, the federal govenrment wanted the Johor state government to submit a proposal on the project as soon as possible.

Works on the project was also expected to be undertaken and completed under the 11MP, he said.

--BERNAMA

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