The Selangor government has no qualms to proceed with Langat 2 water treatment after the water restructuring discussion with the private concessionaires and federal agencies reach an amicable solution. Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the state had never opposed the Langat 2 project but questions the urgency and the priority of the Federal Government.
“We said we will accept the Langat 2 Project but it does not have to be rushed into. The state will only address the project after we resolve the issue of water services restructuring in Selangor. We maintain that we must prioritise water restructuring over the Langat 2 project,” he said.
The Menteri Besar was responding to news reports quoting Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who claimed that the Selangor MB gave the consent at the 5th National Waters Resources Council yesterday.
Abdul Khalid said he does not know how the deputy prime minister had concluded that Selangor had given the go-ahead for the Langat 2 water treatment and urged Muhyiddin to refrain from making assumptions in the future.
“We will continue our negotiations to resolve the restructuring of water services industry which have been in a deadlock since last year. We want a better deal, better services and better price for the people – that is our aim,” said Abdul Khalid.
courtesy of FMT