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Johor will stop the sale of raw water to Singapore from the Skudai water treatment plant here upon the expiry of the related agreement next year, Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said.
“Negotiations are underway to return (the Skudai plant to the state government),” he told reporters at a news conference in conjunction with the visit by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to the customs, immigration and quarantine complex here.
The Skudai plant is managed by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency.
Singapore’s Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim was quoted by the republic’s media as saying that the city-state would not renew the agreement when it expired next year, saying Singapore has enough water supply.
Another water supply agreement between Johor and Singapore will only expire in 2061.