Singapore Malaysia Water Agreement 2061

In 1994, the Linggiu Dam was built upstream of the Johor River and collects and releases rainwater. This allows seawater to be pushed back to the sea, which ensures that the river water is not too salty to be treated. It is operated by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) in Singapore. [1] Shortly thereafter, Singapore and Malaysia began negotiations in 1998 on a « framework for broader cooperation ». During the 1998 financial crisis, Malaysia sought financial loans to support its currency; Singapore offered Malaysia to give its assurance of ensuring Singapore`s long-term water supply. In the end, Malaysia did not need the loans. The negotiations focused on other issues of common interest. In particular, Malaysia wanted to jointly develop other plots in Singapore in exchange for the transfer of its station away from Tanjong Pagar. Singapore stated that this price was heavily subsidized and lower than the cost of water treatment. Singapore provided 16 mg of treated water at the request of johors in practice. The southern state of Malaysia currently supplies raw water to Singapore and depends on Singapore for the supply of treated water. On August 31, 2011, the 2011 water contract expired and the hydropower plants and facilities were handed over to the Johor State Government. The shed included the skudai and Gunung Pulai water treatment facilities, built by the Public Utilities Board and managed by them for 50 years, as well as two pump houses in Pontian and Tebrau.

[3] Yes. As part of the 1962 water agreement, we continue to purchase 250 million gallons of raw water per day from the Johor River. In return, we are obliged to supply Malaysian with daily water treated with up to 2% (or 5 mgd) of the water delivered to Singapore. In practice, OVER the years, at Johor`s request, PUB has provided additional drinking water every day, in addition to the 2% we must provide under the 1962 water agreement. The PUB has also responded to Johor`s ad hoc demands for even more drinking water in times of severe and prolonged drought in Johor and when the Johor water station experiences pollution events or is routinely maintained. Additional drinking water is provided to Johor on the basis of goodwill and without prejudice to our rights under the 1962 water agreement. Over the next three years, other issues have been grouped into a package of negotiations in which the two sides have requested and proposed different concessions on several outstanding bilateral issues. One of the items added by Malaysia was a higher price for the water it sold to Singapore. « Singapore takes note of the Johor government`s plans to increase its capacity to produce treated water to meet its own needs, » Singapore`s foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday evening.