Malaysia suffers from a fast-depleting water supply, with the World Resources Institute estimating that annual renewable water supply might fall to 10,000 m3/person/year by 2025. The wastewater and sewerage system is largely underdeveloped, due to concerns over costly operations and maintenance. Tertiary water treatment process does not exist, with sewage only processed or treated up to removal of suspended and organic solid substances. Current technology used in Malaysia is very conventional, mainly old water infrastructure that is poorly maintained.
Recognizing these many issues, the Eleventh Malaysia Plan for the 2016–2020 period focuses on improving the quality and efficiency of the water services industry. The Malaysian government has set itself targets of 99% clean and treated water by 2020, and also aims to increase coverage of sewerage connected services up to 80% for main urban cities. Investment into the water infrastructure, and construction of new wastewater treatment plants and upgrade of existing facilities is now part of the national government’s agenda, as is addressing water pollution, unreliable water supply, high levels of non-revenue water, improper wastewater discharge, and others. This new direction offers vast opportunities for water and environmental companies.
This report consists of a country profile, a description and summary of key trends in the water and wastewater sector (including existing and planned infrastructure), key water technologies and some of the leading water and wastewater industry players. This is complemented with information about the country's national government's plans and investments discussed in the Future Outlook section and an analysis of the challenges faced by the government in attaining its goals and targets.
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