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Melaka to buy water from Negeri Sembilan to address water supply issue

MELAKA (June 20): The Melaka government will receive 12 million litres of water supply daily from Negeri Sembilan until Dec 21, 2020, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed yesterday.

Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari said under the agreement, Syarikat Air Melaka Bhd (SAMB) will buy treated water supply from Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan (Sains) at RM1.40 per cubic metre for areas bordering Melaka.

The areas affected are Pulau Sebang, Jambatan Lubok China, Kuala Linggi, Kendung, Titian Bintagor, Pondoi, Batang Melaka, Sungai Rambai, Chohong, Tangkak and Simpang Bekoh.

“I’m confident this agreement will be a starting point for a closer cooperation between the Melaka and Negeri Sembilan governments and I thank the Negeri Sembilan government for helping us to ensure the people’s well-being and comfort,” he said after the MoU signing.

Adly signed the MoU on behalf of the Melaka government, with Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun for the Negeri Sembilan government, while SAMB was represented by its chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Khalid Nasir and SAINS by its director, Wan Rasdi Wan Ismail.

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