Penang guzzles down 945 million litres a day. “Worldwide acceptance of desalination technologies have resulted in lowered costs to build and treat water at desalination plants.”

Penang has been trying to collaborate with Perak to jointly build a water treatment plant to supply water to Penang and northern Perak. In May, MPDT Capital Bhd announced its proposal to build a RM1bil desalination plant in Penang to produce 250 million litres per day (MLD) of potable water from seawater

“We are also in the middle of exploring possibilities to build a new treatment plant in Bukit Panchor,” he said.”