Friday, 4 November 2016
TIANJIN: Malaysian businessman Mah Sau Cheong will begin building a RMB15bil (RM9.3bil) integrated seawater desalination and salt-making plant here after signing a construction and operation agreement with the Tianjin municipal government yesterday.
This is the first zero-liquid discharge seawater desalination project in China.
The agreement for the first phase of construction and operation of the treatment plant costing RMB5.5bil (RM3.4bil) was signed between Mah of Xianda (Tianjin) Seawater Resources Development Company Ltd and Wang Zheng, director of Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.
The signing ceremony for the first of three phases of development was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Li Hongzhong, party secretary of the Communist Party of Tianjin.
According to Michael Mah, the son of the low-profile businessman, the construction of the first phase of the development would take 30 months to complete. It is expected to be operational in 2019.
The Xianda project is expected to provide industrial water and demineralised water to Tianjin Nangang Industrial Zone, a 200 sq km world class petrol-chemical manufacturing complex next to Bohai Bay in northeastern China.
Source by: Internet