Malaysia Water Report 2015 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Malaysia Water Report 2015

Malaysia Water Report 2015 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Malaysia Water Report 2015
Published May 16, 2015
58 pages — Published May 16, 2015
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Abstract:

Overall, we hold a positive view of the country s water sector, which benefits from large volumes of available water and a moderately strong project pipeline, offering opportunities to infrastructure companies. However, supplies can vary from region to region, and this, in conjunction with an incoherent water management structure, can pose risks to water utilities companies, as can the high levels of water losses and non revenue water consumption. ...However, services companies are largely state-owned following the forced privatisation of Selangor state water assets, and this means there is limited services private sector potential for involvement. We see the recent decisions by the government to seize water assets in ---- belonging to the private sector as a negative move that will seriously impede foreign interest and private sector involvement in both the country s water sector and the wider infrastructure and utilities sectors. Moreover, it could have a severely deleterious effect on funding inflows for the water sector. ...Over the longer term, we expect these risks to decrease following stronger legislation for tariffs and tariff payments, rising levels of water meters and a stream of investment into distribution infrastructure. However, we would emphasise that financing and project delays will continue to prove problematic for infrastructure and services groups alike.

...An opaque regulatory framework and confusing division of authority between state and federal agencies leads to inefficiency and high levels of non-revenue water. Primary methods are still the main methods for water treatment, as the government s focus remains on providing basic standards. ...Water losses are extremely high (up to -- in some regions) due to outdated and poorly maintained networks. Low tariffs benefit industrial users but result in many utilities facing revenue deficits and leaving them with no funds to maintain or modernise leaking infrastructure. The ongoing nationalisation of the water sector, as the government forcibly acquires all water assets, poses significant risk to would-be investors. ...The ongoing nationalisation of the water sector, as the government forcibly acquires all water assets, poses significant risk to would-be investors. Shortages in Selangor have resulted in huge costs for industries due to production stoppages.

...The Malay half of the population has a constitutionally enshrined special position in society, amounting to positive discrimination in jobs and wealth. Resentment is an obvious by-product, and the challenge is to produce enough prosperity to reduce tension. ...

  
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Business Monitor International - Industry Reports. "Malaysia Water Report 2015" May 16, 2015. Alacra Store. Dec 07, 2016. <http://www.alacrastore.com/storecontent/Business-Monitor-International-Industry-Reports/Malaysia-Water-Report-2015-2026-1320>
  
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Business Monitor International - Industry Reports. (2015). Malaysia Water Report 2015 May 16, 2015. New York, NY: Alacra Store. Retrieved Dec 07, 2016 from <http://www.alacrastore.com/storecontent/Business-Monitor-International-Industry-Reports/Malaysia-Water-Report-2015-2026-1320>
  
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