DAMANSARA, June 18: Preliminary discussions regarding the restructuring of the water industry with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water is expected to be held next week.
Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim informed that an appointment has already been arranged by his office with the ministry.
He said that the meeting with the Ministry will be personally attended by him.
“As we know, the Minister of Water, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili previously stated his readiness to meet me to discuss this matter.
“Therefore, I will meet with the Ministry next week,” he told reporters after the Cheque Ceremony from sponsors of the Golf Worldwide Holdings Championship here at the Seri Selangor Club.
Abdul Khalid added that the appointment will be held in advance before detailed discussions are held regarding the issue.
The water industry restructuring process was initiated by the Pakatan Rakyat Government last year as an effort to acquire the operations of supply, treatment and distribution from four private companies.
The State Government has offered RM9.65 billion to acquire the four companies and so far, they have responded positively to the offer.
During the ceremony today, Abdul Khalid said that the prize of RM4.35 million, including four Toyota cars, was offered for the golf tournament which will take place from 20 to 23 June.
The sixth Pro Am Golf Tournament features last year’s champion, Thaworn Wiratchant (Thailand) who is expected to defend his title.
Also competing is Lin Wen Tang (Chinese Taipei), Scott Hend (Australia) and Anirbon Lahiri (India).