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Johor starts cloud seeding

Cloud seeding operations have started in Johor as the state desperately needs heavy rain to help boost water capacity at all dams in the state.

Johor Water Regulatory Body director Mohd Riduan Mohd Ali said the operations, which started yesterday, would be carried out until the end of the month, reported The Star.

"We will make about 20 flights and each operation will take between two and three hours," he said.

Mr Mohd Riduan said the operations would focus on areas near the Sungai Layang dam in Masai, Pasir Gudang and the Sungai Lebam dam in Kota Tinggi.

He said the cloud seeding activities were being handled by the National Security Council, Department of Civil Aviation, the Meteorological Department and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Mr Jamaluddin Jamil, water supply services operator SAJ Holdings spokesman, said water levels at the two dams were still at the critical stage although heavy rains were recorded in southern Johor over the last few days.

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