Azmin: Reasonable water tariffs in Selangor after restructuring

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali says there is now good cooperation between the state and federal governments. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor government will impose reasonable water tariffs once the restructuring of the state’s water industry is finalised, said Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.

He said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari met recently to discuss the matter and the restructuring of the state’s water industry would be finalised soon in accordance with the master agreement signed in 2014.

“The restructuring of the water industry services in Selangor has been delayed for a long time because of the lack of understanding and cooperation between the previous federal government and the state government, but now it will run smoothly as there is good cooperation between the state and federal governments under Pakatan Harapan,” said Azmin, who is also the MP for Gombak.

Earlier, he launched the Gombak Setia Citizens’ Service Centre and attended a Hari Raya celebration organised by the Selangor government in Gombak, near here, today.

Also present were Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari and Gombak Setia state assemblyman Muhammad Hilman Idham.

Meanwhile, Azmin congratulated Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who was elected as the new Umno president for the 2018-2021 term.

“I hope Zahid will do his job well by offering constructive criticism and ensuring there is ‘check and balance’ so that Pakatan Harapan governs the nation in a transparent and responsible manner,” he said.