Federal and Selangor govt signed a MoU to restructure state water industry

Federal and Selangor govt signed a MoU to restructure state water industry

PUTRAJAYA: The federal government and Selangor government signed a  memorandum of understanding on the agreement to restructure the state’s water  industry.

The MoU which was  signed between Water, Green Technology and Energy Minister Datuk Seri Maximus  Ongkili and Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, earlier  today.
It was witnessed  by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and also present were Deputy Prime  Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Under the  memorandum, Selangor’s water industry will see a restructuring as to provide  adequate water supply to the public especially those in the Federal Territory  and Selangor.
Ongkili said the  federal government was also ready to allocate additional funds to help Selangor  to take over water concessionaires and thus allowing the state government to  manage the water services via a company owned by the Selangor government.
He added that the  Selangor government has been allowed to give offers to water concessionaires on  the taking over process and these concessionaires are Puncak Niaga Sdn Bhd  (PSNB), Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), Syarikat Pengeluar Air  Selangor Sdn Bhd (Splash) and Konsortium Abbas Sdn Bhd (Abbas).
— New Straits Times, 26 Feb 2014

 

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