The implementation of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (LRAL 2) project is fully managed by Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB), a subsidiary of the finance ministry, Selangor Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman Izham Hashim said today.
He said the state government is neither directly nor fully involved in the implementation of the project.
The Selangor government is only involved in matters related to the project site and permits issued by technical agencies in the state, he added.
He said several initiatives had been carried out by the state government to overcome the shortage of water supply in the state due to the delay in the completion of the LRAL2 project, including the construction of the Semenyih 2 Water Treatment Plant and Labohan Dagang Water Treatment Plant.
“The state government has also obtained a loan from the finance ministry to implement the Mitigation Project 2 which involves the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 (SSP 3).
“With the projects implemented by the Selangor government, water supply to consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will not be affected,” he said in a statement issued in response to the Auditor-General’s Report (LKAN) 2019 Series 2 on the implementation of the LRAL 2 project which has not achieved its targeted objectives.
Izham said Selangor had also conducted several studies on the state’s water needs with the results showing that there are still water resources in the state that can be developed into treated water to be supplied to consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
The state government, together with Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), will develop the Sungai Rasau Water Supply Scheme Project, which is expected to produce 1400 million litres per day of water for consumer use in the three states, he added.