SHAH ALAM, 28 Mar: The Selangor Government will call upon developers who are still facing project approval problems due to the water supply status in the next two weeks.
Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the committee was formed to solve the problem of developers who have not been approved due to water supply.
“The matter has been settled, previously there have efforts from Syabas to tell developers who claim that there is not enough water.
“So, I have set up a committee under the State Government Secretariat to monitor this situation. As of now, all have been resolved,” said Abdul Khalid.
He said this when met after the Presentation Ceremony of the Selangor State Government Contributions to the beneficiaries of National heroes who died in the Sabah Lahad Datu Operation which took place at the Annex Building here.
In a report today from Utusan Malaysia, the Selangor Umno Deputy Chairman, Datuk Seri Noh Omar claimed that many large-scaled projects have not been approved because there is an alleged treated water supply problem.
Noh also claimed that more than 80,000 new housing units that need 147.87 million litres per day (MLD) could not tart because the water reserves in Selangor is less than 20 percent.
Meanwhile, State Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Caring Government Exco, Dr Xavier Jayakumar said that he challenges Noh to submit the list of delayed projects.
“Recently the State Government has completed the Phase 1 of the Sungai Selangor project, resulting in an increase in water production of 190 million cubic litres and this increase is a lot for the whole area.
“Weakness occurs when the Barisan Nasional Government only gives a monopoly to one company, Syabas, which is not appropriate because the state of Selangor is a rapidly developing state,” he said.
Xavier explained, the problems of delayed projects occur when it involves the question of procedure and rules between Syabas and Local Authorities (PBT).
“We have given instructions to local authorities to give approval.
“A special committee…will work with Syabas, UPEN (state economic planning unit) and local authorities to sit together with developers,” he said.