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‘10 years should have been enough to fix problem’

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SHAH ALAM: Ten years should have been more than enough for the Selangor government to resolve its water industry issues, as well as replace old pipes.

Barisan Nasional Kota Anggerik coordinato­r Datuk Nor Hisham Ses said numerous actions could have been taken in 10 years to resolve the problems.

“This can be attributed to the menteri besar’s (Datuk Seri Azmin Ali) casual attitude to the situation. If the Selangor government wants to speed up solving the issue, it can definitely do so,” he said on a report by BH Ahad and New Sunday Times on the

Klang Valley water crisis.

Nor Hisham said as long as the water restructur­ing exercise for the state was at a standstill, the people of Selangor would suffer.

Commenting on the water supply disruption to facilitate repair works at the Sungai Selangor water treatment plant (Phase 3) from March 6 to 9, he said Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) should not stop water supply during the three days.

“It should have, instead, conducted water rationing in stages, in areas where the pipe-replacemen­t are carried out. Selangor has many housing and industrial areas affected by this crisis.

“If the state has a high water reserve margin, in my opinion, I am certain this supply issue would not take place, even if pipe replacemen­t works have to be done.”

 ?? FILE PIC ?? Residents at a flat in Ampang collecting water from a tanker during a water supply disruption last year.
FILE PIC Residents at a flat in Ampang collecting water from a tanker during a water supply disruption last year.

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