BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Brunei will introduce new measures to control its enormous water wastage, the country's Minister of Development Haji Suhaimi said.
"The ministry has several initiatives that have already been and will be introduced, such as new water tariffs and smart prepaid water meters, to reduce water wastage," the minister was quoted as saying by local daily the Borneo Bulletin on Tuesday.
The implementation will be carried out in phases starting next year, he said during a dialogue session with members of the sultanate's Legislative Council.
A local media report in 2016 said that with water sold to the public highly subsidized, Bruneians consumed the highest amount of water compared to people in other ASEAN member countries -- an average consumption of 420 litres of water per day. While In 2015, Malaysians used 212 litres of water per day, and Singapore residents consumed 151 litres of water per day.