: Construction of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (LRA) is now 62 per cent ready and expected to be fully completed as scheduled in December 2019, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.
He said the project comprised 19 packages, involving Hulu Langat, Cheras, Sungai Besi, Bukit Jalil, Petaling, Bandar Kinrara, Bukit Dengkil, Ampang as well as Keramat AU3 in Selangor.
"Langat 2 LRA was built due to high demand, increase in population and rapid growth in the Klang Valley, besides the expected increase of three per cent annually in water supply, as well as the need to increase the capacity of treated water supply to avoid a water crisis by 2020," he told a media conference after a visit to the site of the Langat 2 LRA near here today.
Maximus said construction of the Langat 2 LRA was necessary based on statistics obtained in 2014 which showed that the people in Selangor required 4,907 million litres of water everyday, against current production of only 4,431 million litres of water everyday from the 34 water treatment plants.
Hence, with the completion of Langat LRA 2, it will be able to supply sufficient water to residents in the Klang Valley until 2025, he said.