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Water shortage puts private projects in jeopardy
Its executive director, Mohd Ridhuan Ismail, said these private sector projects were being reviewed by a special committee comprising the state government and the water companies.
The housing, factory and commercial projects would be individually reviewed by the committee with special attention given to smaller projects that had been given prior approval.
“The projects suffered delays or failed to get approval due to the water shortage. The reason why the developments were not approved was because it was just impossible to do so. At present, there is no water for the reserve margin required for every project,” he said.
Asked if this meant the state’s current water supply could deplete if all the projects are carried out, Mohd Ridhuan said “yes”.
However, he could not provide the total value of the projects affected.
Cloud-seeding operations are being conducted over the water catchment areas across Selangor every day to raise the water levels at the dams.
Meteorological Department (MET) deputy director-general Alui Bahari said a team comprising officers from the department and members of the Royal Malaysian Air Force would begin the day with a briefing session before heading out to fly over the dams.
“Within two to three hours, the plane would have flown over two or three areas, and the operation will be complete,” he said.
Alui said the department would then, through the use of radar technology, monitor cloud formation activity to gauge their success rate as well as for analysis purposes.
“When we are very successful, a lot of rain will fall on the catchment areas,” he said.
The department has forecast isolated storms and rain throughout the weekend in the Klang Valley, which Alui attributed to the monsoon season.
As of 8am yesterday, the water level at the Sungai Selangor dam remained at 32.10 per cent and recorded a total of 19.01mm rainfall from the day before.
- The Malay Mail