Water is an issue of life and death for Singapore says PUB Chief Chew Men Leong
Singapore's second water agreement with Malaysia expires in 2061, but the Republic will be able to meet its water requirements independently ahead of this expiry date of the agreement if need be.
Chew Men Leong who is Chief Executive of the National Water Agency, PUB, made this point in a recent interview with a wire agency.
A spokesperson for PUB also stressed that Singapore will be abiding by the 2061 agreement till it expires.
The first water agreement with Malaysia expired on the 31st of August last year.
Mr Chew added that Singapore spent 600 million to 800 million dollars a year since 2006 on water infrastructure to boost its supply.
And he says the Republic has made progress to the point that it is now much more confident in terms of water security and sustainability.
Mr Chew said PUB is also working on reducing water consumption, through measures ranging from mandatory dual-flushing systems for toilets and automatic faucets in all public restrooms.
MORE SINGAPORE NEWS
Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn
French special forces and local troops raid an army base in northern Niger, ending a hostage seizure by Islamist fighters who had staged twi... More French special forces and local troops raid an army base in northern Niger, ending a hostage seizure by Islamist fighters who had staged twin suicide bombings that killed at least 20 people. Duration: 00:34
Date 4 hrs ago, Duration 0:34, Views 10