KUALA KRAI (Bernama) – Water supply to 13,817 consumers, which had been disrupted since Dec 25 due to the floods in Kelantan, is expected to be resumed when the water processing plant which had been affected is completely repaired within a week’s time.
The Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, said the operator for the water division in the other states were now actively assisting the company, Air Kelantan Sdn Bhd (AKSB) to speed up repair work.
“During the floods, AKSB lost about RM10 million when water processing equipment at its plants were badly damaged by flood waters,” he told reporters when met after visiting the Tualang Water Processing Plant.
Mahdzir said that among the plants that were badly damaged and were being repaired in the Gua Musang district were the ones in Limau Kasturi, Aring and Bertam while in Kuala Krai the affected plants were in Tualang and Stong.
He said that so far, 12 plants that were damaged in the whole state of Kelantan had been repaired to provide clean water supply to 223,300 consumers.