: Water woes in the Klang Valley will be solved in stages with the Selangor government providing an allocation of RM400 million.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the allocation would be used to replace old water pipes, covering a distance of 422km, which would be done in stages from today until 2019.
He said the project, to be undertaken by Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), was among the initiatives lined up to overcome water woes and supply disruption due to leaking or burst pipes, besides ensuring good quality of tap water.
"A study conducted by Air Selangor found 84 hotspots for leaking and burst pipes.
"For this year, 12 hotspots would be focused on starting with Taman Melawati," he said when opening the Old Pipe Replacement in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya 2016 programme here today.
The first phase of the project would involve old pipes measuring 59.5 km and cost of RM50 million and it is expected to be completed by end of next year.
The areas involved include Gombak Setia, Bandar Tun Razak, Persiaran Kayangan Shah Alam and Country Height Hulu Langat, Selangor.
The menteri besar said the first phase of the project would benefit almost 48,000 consumers in the Klang Valley and Putrajaya.