Published: Saturday January 19, 2013 MYT 6:02:00 PM
Syabas says its ready to have its operations audited
BY TEH ENG HOCK
SHAH ALAM: State water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) is ready to have its operations audited by the Selangor state government.
Its corporate affairs executive director Abdul Halem Mat Som said Syabas would cooperate with auditors appointed by the state government to audit its operations.
He said in a statement that Syabas had been informed about the audit by the state government on Jan 15, and has no problem extending its cooperation.
The statement also addressed several issues raised by the state government on the water supply in the Klang Valley.
The state government had accused Syabas of refusing to carry out the scheduled water supply distribution as agreed by the Selangor Water Supply Monitoring Committee last Jan 8, but Halem said the approach would be taken only if there was no other alternative and did not resolve the problem completely.
“Syabas embarked on a more effective alternative by installing bypass pipes for a long-term solution where water can be supplied to the affected areas in less than a week,” he added.
He said the state government also claimed that Syabas refused to send a representative to the centralised operations room at the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) to monitor the distribution of water supply to the affected residents.
Halem explained that Syabas had activated its Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to monitor the situation, and set up its operations rooms at its headquarters and regional offices.
He said 950 Syabas employees took turns to work round the clock to monitor the water supply situation and supply water to consumers using lorry tankers and static tanks.
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