Wednesday, July 17, 2019

23 July 2019: Seminar on 'Malaysia's Sewerage and Sanitation Sector Regulatory Framework'

Punita Nook Naidu

Organised by
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)

Malaysia had established a regulatory framework for sewerage and sanitation as early as 1990. In general, the services aspect has improved vastly and has left a significant impact on the economic feasibility. One of the key features of sewerage management in Malaysia was the scheduled desludging framework adopted in 1994 which was operationalised by the national concession company - Indah Water Konsortium (IWK).

In 2008, the scheduled desludging framework was revisited and changed based on liberalisation model by the regulator, Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN). The desludging of septic tanks were still to be performed periodically but the services could be rendered by either IWK or by any other SPAN approved desludging contractors selected by the septic tank owner.

The seminar deliberates on the thoughts, considerations and actions that underlie processes of regulatory development specifically in faecal sludge management and desludging services.The seminar will largely focus on the eventual change in the desludging framework as well as the current status, funding dynamics of sewerage infrastructure and services in Malaysia and the benefits and challenges of the funding mechanism employed. This will be followed by deliberation on practical learnings from experiences of Malaysia which can be used by stakeholders in India in driving the sanitation agenda forward.

Date: July 23, 2019
Time: 02:30 P.M.

Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)

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