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Johor plans major water projects

Johor is exploring ways to overcome its water shortage that was made worse early this year by the El Nino weather phenomenon.

These include a RM4 billion (S$1.3b) water treatment complex capable of drawing more than a billion litres a day from Sungai Johor.

The project, which is at the discussion stage, will have three water treatment plants each producing 360 million litres a day, reported The Star.

It will also see the construction of a road along a barrage, a type of dam, across the estuary of Sungai Johor that will cut travel time between Pasir Gudang and Pengerang by half an hour.

The treated water will primarily be supplied to high growth areas in Pengerang, where the mammoth Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development project is.

It will also be supplied to Pasir Gudang, as well as the Iskandar Malaysia development zone and even to Singapore.

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