Main Page  I  Northern  I  South  I  East  I  Central  I Sabah & Sarawak  I  Versi B. Melayu  I  BERNAMA.COM
 
 

Malaysia-Singapore water talks started last month - Saifuddin


Last Update: 19/02/2019




KLANG, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Negotiations on the review of the price of raw water supplied by Malaysia to Singapore started last month, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

He said the talks  were being undertaken by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and his Singaporean counterpart and that several meetings will take place.

“Discussions on the water agreement between Malaysia and Singapore have already started. We have eight matters up for negotiations with Singapore and the water agreement is one of them.

“This (succeeding in starting the negotiations)  we deem as important because before, we could not sit at a table on the issue,” he told reporters after visiting the Rohingya Education Centre (REC) here today.

Asked on Singapore’s response regarding the  talks, Saifuddin said it was still too early to draw any conclusions but the fact that the negotiations have started was a step forward.

On Sunday, Prime Minister  Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was reported as saying that Saifuddin would head the Malaysian delegation on the water talks.

Without revealing details when the negotiations will be held, Dr Mahathir said a team of Malaysian officials “were on it” and it included representatives from Johor, the state supplying raw water to Singapore.

The water agreement cropped up in the middle of last year when Dr Mahathir criticised the price of raw water to Singapore, saying it “did not make sense” and he planned to negotiate a review of the terms.

The agreement, which expires in 2061, gives Singapore the right to source  250 million gallons a day  (mgd) of raw water from Sungai Johor (the Johor River).

Singapore pays 3 sen per 1,000  gallons of raw water and sells back treated water  to Johor at 50 sen per 1,000 gallons. Johor obtains treated water of up to two per cent or 5 mgd  of the water supplied to the city- state.

-- BERNAMA

 

 

 


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 

Air quality very unhealthy in Seri Manjung

 
     

Driver dies after his 4WD vehicle and an express bus collide in Ranau

 
     

No issue with Azmin attending Bersatu programme - Anwar

 
     

Country's oldest fire station chosen as first Interactive Fire Station

 
     
 
     
 

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

 
     
     
   
   
     
     
     
   
     
   
     
 

 
© 2019 BERNAMA. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy| Security Policy
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form except with the prior
written permission of BERNAMA. Best viewed in Firefox 35.0.1 & Internet Explorer 8.0 with 1024 x 768 resolution