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Johor wants new water treatment plants to better manage resources

The Star Online logo The Star Online 21/3/2019 VENESA DEVI
a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Datuk Osman Sapian. -Bernama filepic © Provided by Star Media Group Berhad Datuk Osman Sapian. -Bernama filepic

JOHOR BARU: The state hopes to have several new water treatment plants to enable it to better manage its resources and not be reliant on buying water from Singapore.

Johor Mentri Datuk Osman Sapian (pic) said the state government is sharing and providing ideas to the federal government on ways reduce dependence on treated water from Singapore.

"I have brought forward proposals that would be helpful for the federal government to realise this aim.

"I have also had a talk with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir about the matter and we are looking for ways not to be dependent on treated water from Singapore," he said when met in his office here in Kota Iskandar Thursday (March 21).

He added that Johor is expected to have water treatment plants ready in the next three to four years.

"I have also discussed the issue with the Johor Sultan and he has no opposition," he said.

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