Langat sewage treatment plant to start operating in October

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KAJANG (April 9): The Langat Sewage Treatment Plant, Malaysia’s first sewage treatment plant to adopt Japanese technology, is now 70 per cent completed and will begin operating in October.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang said the plant will benefit 920,000 residents in Cheras and Kajang.

"The RM1.6-billion construction project is aimed at ensuring that the domestic and commercial effluents can be treated before being released into the Sungai Langat.

“The plant can accommodate a sewage inflow of 207,000 cubic m per day, covering a 60.9 sq km of the Sungai Langat catchment area starting from Cheras Batu 11 to Kajang,” he told reporters after opening public information centre of the Langat Sewerage Project here today.

He said the sewage treatment plant was 20 per cent of the entire Langat Sewerage Project involving building pumping stations connecting 164 existing local sewage treatment plants in Cheras and Kajang.

Zaini said the Langat Sewage Treatment Plant will also involve the construction of recreational area and public utilities for the local community, which was expected to be fully completed by 2021.