Johor to Increase Selling Price of Raw Water to Singapore

If you’re still working on your mid-year budget planning to increase your savings and control your expenses, then you may want to check with important updates regarding prices of utilities in Singapore. In keeping up with the changes in the economy, the Johor government had announced that they will be increasing the selling price of raw water sold to Singapore at a fair and reasonable price.

According to Johor’s First Minister (Mentri Besar), Datuk Osmian Sapan, the changes on the selling price is likely to be the same with the raw water that is given to the Malacca government which is RM 0.50 sen per 1,000 gallons of water. It could still be slightly lower than the current price, but definitely not the same. According to Datuk Osman Sapian, with Johor’s reasonable price offer, they are hoping that the Singapore government will agree to their offer.

Johor to Raise Raw Water Price to Singapore

The water agreement between Singapore and Malaysia, which will expire in 2061, states that Malaysia shall supply Singapore with 250 million gallons of raw water daily at a set rate of 3 sen per 1,000 gallons. Malaysia then bought back a portion of the supply which had already been treated for 50 sen per 1,000 gallons.

The matter at hand had already been discussed with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad earlier this month, but no consensus has been reached yet because both governments still need to review and weigh the existing terms of the water agreement, and until then further discussion needs to take place, shared Osman.

Last June 25, Dr Mahathir commented on the price of raw water sold to their neighbouring country, Singapore, as “ridiculous” as it does not keep up with the current times.

It is for this reason that the Johor government would like to renegotiate the water supply agreement with Singapore.