Perak's plan to sell water to Penang, to proceed: Xavier


BATU GAJAH: The Perak government's plan to sell water to Penang will proceed, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

He said the plan was already in place and a meeting between the two state governments would be held for further discussions.

“If the plan materialises, a (water) tunnel will be built from Perak to Penang, but it will take a while and the federal government will provide an allocation for the project,” he told reporters after the attending a community event here today.

On Aug 4, Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu expressed the state government’s aspiration to sell treated water to Penang and Selangor.—BERNAMA © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd