Singapore-Malaysia in close contact on impact from reclamation projects

Singapore-Malaysia in close contact on impact from reclamation projects

SINGAPORE, Feb 17 –– Singapore has been in close contact with Malaysia to anticipate, discuss and mitigate any negative transboundary environmental impact arising from reclamation projects in the Straits of Johor, according to the Environment and Water Resources Ministry.

“Such exchanges of information and solutions are facilitated under the ambit of the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Committee on the Environment network,” it said in a statement Wednesday.

The statement was issued in reply to media queries on Singapore’s approach towards potential environmental impact of projects involving land reclamation in the Straits of Johor.

“Singapore remains committed to working together with Malaysia to address our concerns over the potential transboundary environmental impact of Malaysia’s reclamation projects,” it said.

— BERNAMA

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