State committed to enhancing water management

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THE Penang government, through the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP), remains steadfast in its commitment to execute planned initiatives aimed at enhancing water management in the state.


Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who is also the PBAPP chairman, said they are determined to overcome upcoming challenges and implement various water infrastructure projects in Penang.


“We realise that there are many challenges ahead but we are resolute in enhancing water management efficiency.


“We will set our action plans and implement projects to improve the water delivery system in the state.


“After all, as I have said before, our ultimate goal is to establish Penang as a resilient state in water management,” Chow told Buletin Mutiara when he visited Flat Taman Desa Genting in Balik Pulau today.


Earlier, Chow also conducted visits to a few other locations to assess the water supply situation. The areas included Flat Lily, Flat Rose, Flat Focus Height and Flat Taman Seri Indah in Balik Pulau.


He was also accompanied by Penang Infrastructure, Transport and Digital Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari, State Communications director Yap Lee Ying, his political secretary Lau Keng Ee, and Special Coordinating Officer Gooi Seong Kin, and Penang Island City Council councillors Edward Tan and Quah Boon Lim.


During these visits, Chow engaged in conversations with villagers, community leaders, members of the voluntary fire brigade and personnel from the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP). He listened attentively to their concerns to determine how he could be of assistance.


On a separate matter, Chow also provided an update on the burst pipe incident in Sungai Perai.


“The temporary measure to divert pipes near the Ampang Jajar bridge at the top of the Sungai Perai surface has begun today and is progressing smoothly.


“Hopefully, the works can be completed as soon as possible, most probably in less than a month.


“After that, we will inform the affected consumers when we are ready to replace the old pipes with new ones. This will involve water disruption, especially in the Southwest district,” he said.

Story by Riadz Akmal
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