PUTRAJAYA, March 25 – A review of The National Water Resources Study carried out in five states – Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Selangor and Melaka – showed consumption was more than supply. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the Review of The National Water Resources Study (2000-2050) was carried out by the Irrigation and Drainage Department to identify the shortage in water resources in the country.
In his speech at the National level World Water Day 2016 celebrations, yesterday, Wan Junaidi said the country water resources faced the various issues like floods, drought, pollution, climate change that needs the prevention measures, rehabilitation and adoption.
He said Malaysia’s population was targetted to hit 43 million by 2050 and the rapid growth in economy would demand for additional water supply. He said the government is very concerned with the situation. He added that to increase water resource management effectively, the government has approved RM49.5 million under the 11th Malaysia Plan.