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General : Pitas second water treatment plant ready next year, 30 villages to benefit

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KOTA MARUDU, Oct 18 -- Construction of the second Pitas water treatment plant (LRA) costing RM37.8 million ringgit is expected to be completed in November next year, benefiting 30 villages in the district.

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the plant with a capacity of treating 10 million litres of water per day could overcome the villagers’ problem of not having clean water supply all this while.

He said the water treatment plant, now under construction, would be an addition to the existing plant with a capacity of treating only four million litres of water per day, and it is a first-phase project to provide clean water to residents in the area.

"Hence, Pitas will be supplying 14 million litres of clean water per day to the residents. But I know that one more village area is without clean water supply.

“As such, (

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