Selangor government appoints two firms to audit Syabas

The Selangor government has appointed two accounting firms to carry out auditing of the accounts and operations of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).

Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said it is to avert water shortage in the state while not without being dependent on Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (Langat 2) project.

He said the two  firms, Messrs Atkins and Halcrow, were appointed because of their expertise in auditing water companies at international level.

“We must work without the benefit of Langat 2. The state government has appointed Messrs Atkins and Halcrow to study the use of the state’s assets including treatment plants that will be restored so that we have sufficient
treated water.

“Right now, many state-owned plants managed by Syabas do not produce enough treated water,” he told a press conference after chairing the State Exco meeting yesterday.

This is because the state government could not wait for Langat 2 project but instead want to tackle problems faced by treatment plants.

Khalid said based on reports from Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS), the state has more than enough raw water supply.

“What is lacking is treated water and why this happened is because the treatment plants are not properly maintained.

“As in the privatisation agreement, the state government has written to Syabas that Halcrow (and Atkins) have been asked to audit its accounts and operations and based on the outcome, action to improve operations will de done,”
he added.

– Bernama