KLUANG, March 30, 2022 – Informa Markets the organiser of ASIAWATER 2022, ‘the region’s leading water and wastewater event for developing Asia,’ organised today a site visit to the Simpang Renggam Pollutant Removal System (PRS) and Sembrong Barat Water Treatment Plant (WTP) with support from Ranhill SAJ. This site visit is part of the ASIAWATER 2022 media tour and marketing campaign in raising awareness and providing insights on water resource management and water treatment solutions.
The visit to the Simpang Renggam PRS is to have a better understanding on the system which has been successfully built by Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd., to address the problems of pollutant in raw water supply. Whilst the site visit to Sembrong Barat Water Treatment Plant is to enable the delegates to have a closer look and appreciation of the efforts and systems enhancement which enabled the plant to increase its total capacity. This water treatment plant was awarded the “Best Water Treatment Plant” by the Malaysian Water Association (MWA) in 2019. It supplies treated water to around 120,000 people in the district of Kluang and parts of Batu Pahat.
Tuan Haji Anuar bin Abdul Ghani, Director of Operations, Ranhill SAJ said, “We are honoured to have ASIAWATER 2022 and the industrial site visit delegates to the land of Johor. I believe that through this Industrial site visit all delegates will have a better understanding on the challenges and problems faced in water management as well as the importance of protecting our water resources. I hope through this site visit we are able to share knowledge and experiences with our delegates as this will help to grow the industry and at the same time improve our water services for the people“.
Dato’ Teo Yen Hua, Advisor of Informa Markets ASEAN Water Series added, “We have identified Simpang Renggam PRS and Sembrong Barat WTP to be the chosen destinations for ASIAWATER 2022’s first site visit of the year. The award-winning water treatment plant is a good place for water industry players to have an in-dept understanding on how Ranhill-SAJ overcame the technical problem hampering the plant with its ingenious ideas. It is heartening to note that the plant is now capable of producing much more treated water to meet the growing demand of the consumers. I believe this industrial site visit will inspire and challenge the water industry in Malaysia to continuously strive to provide Malaysians with better and sustainable water services through new technological and innovative solutions”.
Dr. Haji Mohmad Asari bin Daud, President of the Malaysian Water Association said, “The success behind Simpang Renggam PRS in addressing issues with pollutant in raw water supply as well as the capability of the award winning Sembrong Barat WTP in augmenting water supply systematically is a testament to Ranhill SAJ’s capability to deliver a sustainable water resource management. I believe delegates will benefit from this industrial site visit by learning all of Ranhill SAJ’s best practices in water resource management”.
Mr. Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Country General Manager, Informa Markets commented: “With our ASIAWATER industrial site visits we give our existing and prospect audiences a new experience and an avenue to share their stories and for the delegates it serves as an opportunity to have a better insight on what it takes to supply clean and safe water. Aside from our site visits, we also provide other sorts of platforms for industry players to network and enable knowledge sharing such as our regional virtual conference, Regional Water Talks, as well as our flagship conference and seminars which will be taking place at ASIAWATER 2022 in December 2022. Through organising such a site visit and the Expo and International Forum, Informa Markets Malaysia hopes to contribute, albeit in a small way, towards the Global Sustainable Development Goals”.