Pahang plans to re-evaluate water catchment areas to pay off debts

Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob says the debts owed to the federal government include those incurred in the 2014 floods and 2012 Malaysia Games. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 29, 2017.

THE Pahang government intends to re-evaluate forests gazetted as water catchment areas as a way to pay off debts to the federal government, amounting to RM3.31 billion.

Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob said Pahang had 270,000ha of water catchment areas that benefited other states, such as Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak, Negri Sembilan and Johor.

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