SINGAPORE (Mar 22): PUB says it will terminate the water purchase agreement with Hyflux subsidiary Tuaspring Pte Ltd (TPL) if the water treatment firm is not able to fix its defaults by April 5.

In addition, PUB says it will also start the process of taking over its Tuaspring desalination plant, given it has the operational capabilities, experience and manpower to run the plant.

"PUB’s role is to safeguard Singapore’s water security. Singapore’s desalination plants are integral to our water security," says the republic’s national water agency in a Thursday press release.

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