Melaka to buy water from Negeri Sembilan to address water supply issue

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MELAKA (June 19): The Melaka Government will receive 12 million litres of treated water daily from Negeri Sembilan until Dec 21, 2020, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today.

Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari said under the agreement, Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB) will buy treated water from Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan (Sains) at RM1.40 per cubic metre for areas bordering Melaka.

The areas affected are Pulau Sebang, Jambatan Lubok China, Kuala Linggi, Kendung, Titian Bintagor, Pondoi, Batang Melaka, Sungai Rambai, Chohong, Tangkak and Simpang Bekoh.

“I am confident this agreement will be a starting point for closer cooperation between the Melaka and Negeri Sembilan Government and I thank the Negeri Sembilan Government for helping us to ensure the people’s well-being and comfort,” he said after the MoU signing.

Adly signed the MoU on behalf of the Melaka Government while Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun signed for the Negeri Sembilan Government, while SAMB was represented by its chief executive officer  Datuk Mohd Khalid Nasir and SAINS by its director, Wan Rasdi Wan Ismail.