SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan government through Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan (Sains) has begun providing clean water to Malacca, which is currently facing water crisis.
Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (pix) said so far, water levels of state dams are satisfactory and there was enough water to be shared with several areas hit by water shortage in Malacca.
“We know that the problem is worsening in Malacca, and when I went there two days ago, I was told that they needed water. We already have an agreement with Malacca to supply clean water to the state and they have now started to distribute our water to the affected areas,” he told reporters after launching the DUN Sikamat 2019 Malaysia Day Carnival here today.
Aminuddin said that the clean water supply arrangement was based on a memorandum of understanding between Sains and the Malacca state government via Syarikat Air Malacca Berhad (SAMB) signed on June 19.
Under the MoU, Sains will supply 12 million litres of additional treated water per day (mld) at RM1.40 per cubic meter. — Bernama