PUB: Pandan-smelling water from Malaysia ‘isolated’, local water production ramped up to meet demand – Malaysia
SINGAPORE – Singapore has ramped up local production of water to meet demand after some water from Malaysia had to be “isolated” following reports from some households here about an unusual scent of pandan in boiled tap water.
The troopers of the naval detachment in the island northernmost island of the country, Mavulis in the Province of Batanes will soon no longer travel 8 hours to get water for drinking in Itbayat Island.
This after Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Filemon T Santos Jr PA, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a Desalination Plant System Project in the island on July 10.
Lt. Jaypee Abuan PN, public affairs officer of the Naval Forces Northern Luzon, said the desalination project is an initiative of General Santos recognizing the importance of having a sustainable source of drinking water in the island.
The project is under the Design, Build, Own and Operate (DBOO) arrangement made with the National Water Agency PUB, Marina East Water, which is Singapore’s fourth desalination plant and Keppel’s second under the said deal.
SINGAPORE – Singapore’s fourth desalination plant, which can produce about 30 million gallons of fresh drinking water per day, has begun commercial operations, said national water agency PUB on Tuesday (July 14).
The United Nations said on Friday it is encouraged that a UN team may be able to visit an oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast of Yemen, posing a serious risk to Red Sea marine life, desalination plants and shipping.
The plant, capable of desalinating 300,000 cubic metres of seawater per day, will be set up through a joint venture. It will supply water to factories in the area that has had to reduce water consumption in the past year due to extreme drought.
“We will come up with a comprehensive proposal and present it to the President,” MinDA Chairperson Emmanuel F. Piñol said in a statement Friday. The development program will be similar to the one recently launched in Taraka, which involves the establishment of model learning centers mainly for agricultural livelihood activities.
Among the key sectors eyed for Jolo are chicken and cattle farming, and solar-power energy for both electricity supply and water desalination. Sulu, a part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), is composed of composed of several islands and has been known as the stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, a kidnap-for-ranson group that has in recent years allied with the extremist Islamic State.