Sunday, July 25, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
On the winding road en-route to Sg. Chiling, one shall pass by Sg. Selangor Dam which holds some 235 million m³ of water. It is maintained by Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd ( SPLASH ). SPLASH is the concessionaire appointed by the ( BN-controlled ) Selangor state government in January 2000 to build, operate and maintain the Sungai Selangor Water Supply Scheme Phase 3 ( SSP#3 )
SPLASH sells the water in bulk ( how much? ) to SYABAS, a water supply distributor appointed by Selangor state government. SPLASH also operate Sg Tinggi Dam, which located at the riverheads of Sg Buluh, which holds a 122.5 million m³ of fresh water.
Shareholders of SPLASH comprise Gamuda Berhad ( who also owns KESAS, LDP, Sprint Highway which the Government keeps compensating huge amount of money for the loses occurred collecting tolls; and the not-so-smart SMART tunnel )( 40% ), the mysterious Sweet Water Alliance ( 30% ) and the Selangor Government’s investment arm Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad .
SPLASH supposely works closely with the Selangor Water Management Authority ( LUAS ) and other relevant government agencies in ensuring sustainability of Sg. Selangor ( part of which the dying firefly colonies in Kuala Selangor ).