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Construction : Web Exclusive | February 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Goa govt set to implement water project for Panaji

Goa government is set to implement a 71.22 crore water supply project for Panaji under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Rural Mission (JNNURM).

The project contains two parts - 1) construction of a new 27 MLD water treatment plant at Opa in order to provide 24x7 water supply to the city at a cost of 11.98 crore. 2) replacement of the entire water supply pipeline in Panaji up to Ribandar.

The state government recently approved the construction of the water treatment plant. The tender for the new water treatment plant is expected to be floated soon.

The tender will be floated after the Goa state urban development agency (GSUDA) gives its administrative approval, which is expects in a few days. The project is to be completed in 540 days.

It is learnt that the state government has to pay 20 percent of the cost, under JNNURM norms. Of this, 10 percent will be paid by the PWD and 10 percent by the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP). While the PWD has already deposited its share with the GSUDA, the CCP gave its letter only recently.

There are presently four water treatment plants at Opa. The first plant of 8 MLD was built during the Portuguese days, the second plant of 12 MLD was built around 1967, the third of 55 MLD was built in 1972 and the fourth of 40 MLD was commissioned in 2003.

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