KOTA BHARU: Environment and water minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man says the construction of a water reservoir, known as the “Takungan Air Pinggiran Sungai (TAPS)”, worth RM1.3 billion in Machang, near here, will resolve water woes in Kelantan.
Speaking to reporters at the Kelantan PAS Aidilfitri open house here today, he said the project would involve three components, namely TAPS, water treatment plants (LRA) and also the installation of pipes on 404.6 hectares of gazetted land.
Tuan Ibrahim said the TAPS project would not only provide a water reservoir capable of supplying 500 million litres per day, but also mitigate the flood problem in the state.
“This project is still under study, and we expect it to start this year. It will take around two to three years to complete,” he said.
Tuan Ibrahim said the project would utilise water resources from the Sungai Kelantan which would be stagnant first before being supplied to existing plants including new plants that would be developed.
“With TAPS and the existing plants, as well as those that will be developed later, God willing, the water problem in Kelantan will be solved,” he said.