Exco: Kelantan allocates RM141.2m to replace old pipes in four districts 

KOTA BARU, Nov. 27 — The Kelantan government has allocated a total of RM141.2 million to replace 226 kilometers (km) of old pipes since 2019.

Datuk Azami Mohd Nor, chairman of the state’s Public Works, Infrastructure, Transport and Utilities Committee, said the pipe replacement affected four districts, namely Tanah Merah, Kuala Krai, Kota Baru and Machang.

“The latest among package three includes Kota Baru Utara, Kota Baru Timur, Tumpat, Kota Baru 11 and Kota Baru Selatan, where tender documents for 95 km of pipelines are currently being prepared.

“Completion is expected in 2024,” he replied to a question from Rohani Ibrahim (PAS-Tanjong Mas) during today’s state Legislative Assembly.

Azami further said that the construction of the well at the Tanjong Mas facility under the first package is still underway and is already 77 percent complete.

“In the second package for the construction of the Tanjong Mas Water Treatment Plant (LRA), we are planning a water capacity of 30 million liters per day and the tendering process is expected this month,” he said.

Azami said a loan is still being sought for the proposal to upgrade Merbau Chondong’s sewage treatment system, which is expected to be completed in 2024.

“Merbau Chondong’s plant can produce up to 60 million liters of clean water per day, solving the problem of clean water supply, especially in Pulai Chondong and a large part of the state,” he said.

“The state government will undertake various efforts to solve the problem of clean water supply in the region by completing the remaining RM1.7 million works on the facility,” he said, adding that an application submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA). — Bernama

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