Published: Monday October 22, 2012 MYT 2:15:00 PM
Updated: Monday October 22, 2012 MYT 2:59:59 PM
DPM: S’gor’s proposal to use membrane technology to solve water problem is ‘not viable’
By JOSEPH KAOS Jr
HULU LANGAT: The Selangor government's proposal to use membrane technology to solve the state's water shortage problem has been dismissed as "not viable".
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Monday the technology was not only "costly" but it would also fail to increase water supply.
"I have consulted the engineering experts and they told me it is not practical. It improves water quality but water supply is not increased. But our water quality is already of international standards," said Muhyiddin after a visit to the Langat 2 treatment plant site Monday.
"The cost of implementing the technology is about RM95mil per treatment plant, and if it is used on all 34 plants it would be around RM3bil. This is not the solution," he added.
On his visit to Pahang-Selangor raw water transfer tunnel earlier, Muhyiddin said the progress of the project was good and it was expected to be completed in 2014.
"That is why we hope we can go ahead with building the Langat 2 treatment plant, which is already two years behind schedule," he said.
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