Sungai Segget rejuvenation to include 2nd sewage treatment plant

Halim Said

JOHOR BARU: The next phase of the Sungai Segget rejuvenation project here will include construction of a second Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant (CSTP).

Included in Phase 4 of the project, the plant, which will be situated in the upstream area of Sungai Segget, will be developed by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).

It is learnt that an integrated sewerage centralised distribution system will be included as part of the new CSTP.

State Health, Environment, Education and Information Executive Committee chairman, Datuk Ayub Rahmat, said Phase 4 of the project is currently being ironed out by IRDA and other relevant agencies in terms of location and design, and will include an underground sewerage connection to the new plant.

“The existing plant, which has already begun operations, caters to the downstream area of Sungai Segget, covering the entire commercial area of the city's Central Business District," he said after visiting the river.

Ayub said the Sungai Segget transformation project, which has restored the river's beauty, will complement the city's efforts to become a world-class city by 2020.

He added that flood mitigation – which is part of the RM240 million project – will also minimise the effects of flash floods in the city.

"The next phase of the project will be landscaping and beautification around the river's promenade, which will be maintained by the Johor Baru City Council," Ayub added.