Malaysia’s upcoming financial and business district, Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) announces the signing of a 20-year concession agreement with Veolia Water Technologies Southeast Asia for wastewater treatment and recycled water supply in TRX.

1MDB RE CEO Dato' Haji Azmar Talib (left) and Veolia Water Technologies (Veolia) Malaysia Managing Director Mohammed Akhir Ahmad, at the signing of an agreement to provide advanced water solutions for Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). The signing was witnessed by (from left) 1MDB Managing Director and CEO Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman, 1MDB Board of Directors Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Veolia Asia Industrial CEO Jean-Philippe Filhol and Veolia Asia Municipal CEO Jean-Luc Cran.

1MDB RE CEO Dato’ Haji Azmar Talib (left) and Veolia Water Technologies (Veolia) Malaysia Managing Director Mohammed Akhir Ahmad, at the signing of an agreement to provide advanced water solutions for Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). The signing was witnessed by (from left) 1MDB Managing Director and CEO Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman, 1MDB Board of Directors Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Veolia Asia Industrial CEO Jean-Philippe Filhol and Veolia Asia Municipal CEO Jean-Luc Cran.

The wastewater treatment plant to be built and operated by Veolia will be a key component of TRX’s sustainability framework, supplying recycled water and cutting water demand by more than 50%.

Infrastructure in TRX is designed to meet global standards of sustainability, and a key focus will be water reuse throughout the development. The global leader in optimized resource management, Veolia, aims to recover at least 80% of sewage generated every year, for reuse purposes within TRX, reducing site-wide fresh water demand by half.

“TRX is committed to sustainability and we are proud to undertake this with a strong, reputable partner.  This is in line with efforts to improve treatment practices for waste water towards achieving the Greater KL goals which the Government has outlined,” says

1MDB RE Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Haji Azmar Talib.

“This partnership with Veolia is a key component in achieving world-class sustainability in Malaysia. It will also be economical for tenants, demonstrating that sustainability doesn’t always have to be expensive.”

The wastewater treatment plant will supply safe, clean and odour-free recycled water for use within the development for district cooling, irrigation and in toilets. It will also create a full cycle system to provide sufficient recycled water for all non-potable water uses within the district. The treatment plant will be operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will offer numerous benefits to the TRX Project in terms of environmental sustainability and water reuse.

Mohammed Akhir Ahmad, Managing Director of Veolia, Malaysia, shares: “This is another milestone for Veolia as the TRX Project is an affirmation of our leading position in the water industry.”

“In line with TRX’s objective to establish a state-of-the-art green business district, Veolia has carefully put together wastewater solutions such as Alizair® which is ecological in nature. We are enthusiastic to kick start the project and work alongside a likeminded partner. Veolia is proud to support the TRX Project with our proprietary technologies.”

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