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Joint Media Statement of the 2nd KeTTHA-MEWR Joint Committee Meeting on 11 September 2017

        Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia and Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), Singapore met in Kuala Lumpur for the 2nd KeTTHA-MEWR Joint Committee Meeting on 11 September 2017. The objective of the meeting was to discuss bilateral collaborations on water resources management for the benefit of both countries.

 

2       The Ministers discussed various measures to conserve Linggiu Reservoir stock.

 

3       In addition, the Ministers also discussed various schemes to increase the yield of Johor River and the resilience of the Linggiu Reservoir.

 

4       The Ministers acknowledged the impact of the newly-commissioned Johor River Barrage to the Linggiu Reservoir stock and the yield of the Johor River.

 

5       The Ministers took note that both countries will continue to discuss this matter at the Leaders Retreat on December 2017.

 

6       The Ministers look forward to the next Committee Meeting in 2018 in Singapore.

 

Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia

Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

11 September 2017

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