• Short Summary

    A NEW WATERWORKS SUPPLYING SINGAPORE WITH 30 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED LAST WEEKEND BY SULTAN ISMAIL OF JOHORE, A STATE IN SOUTHERN MALAYA.

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    A NEW WATERWORKS SUPPLYING SINGAPORE WITH 30 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED LAST WEEKEND BY SULTAN ISMAIL OF JOHORE, A STATE IN SOUTHERN MALAYA. THE WATERWORKS ARE DESIGNED FOR FUTURE EXTENSION UP TO 50 MILLION GALLONS A DAY.

    THE PROJECT WAS BUILT AT A COST OF $21 MILLION MALAYSIAN (ABOUT 2 1/2 MILLION POUNDS STERLING). THE WATERWORKS, NAMED AFTER THE SULTAN, IS LOCATED AT SCUDAI, EAST OF JOHORE. WORK ON THE PROJECT WAS COMMENCED IN DECEMBER, 1962 AND WAS COMPLETED LAST YEAR. IT CAME INTO OPERATION IN AUGUST, LAST YEAR.

    THE PROJECT COVERS AN AREA OF 102 ACRES. THE CATCHMENT ARE IS ABOUT 74 SQUARE MILES. IT IS FEASIBLE TO ABSTRACT FROM THE RIVER UP TO 50 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY.

    WATER SUPPLIES FOR SINGAPORE HAVE IN THE PAST BEEN OBTAINED FROM A NUMBER OF IMPOUNDING RESERVOIRS ON THE ISLAND AND IN JOHORE. IN 1949, THE AVERAGE DAILY CONSUMPTION WAS 32 MILLION GALLONS. LAST YEAR, THE PEAK DAILY CONSUMPTION PASSED THE 80 MILLION-GALLON MARK, MORE THAN DOUBLING THE FIGURE IN 15 YEARS.

    NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE WATER RIGHTS AND LAND ACQUISITION CULMINATED IN THE SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE JOHORE STATE GOVERNMENT IN 1962.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XMR992XQNUP714K9B5MFNIA9
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XMR992XQNUP714K9B5MFNIA9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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