Petronas set to complete $235m water project


One of those headlines that causes you to do a double take.

Dateline 2016-03-15, The Straits Times:

Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas is completing a RM700 million (S$235 million) water-supply project in two months’ time to secure sufficient water for a massive petroleum complex being built in Pengerang in south-east Johor.

The dam and reservoir project near Kota Tinggi town will also alleviate a “water crisis” for some 100,000 residents in the Kota Tinggi and Pengerang districts, as some 20 per cent of the water collected at the new Sungai Seluyut reservoir will be for public use, officials said yesterday.

The project’s imminent completion comes amid concern in Johor about its high water consumption due to rapid industrialisation and climate change that has lowered reservoir levels.

 

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