WABAG partners with government of Bihar to build sustainable wastewater infrastructure
The project will come up in Patna under Namami Gange Programme
Va Tech Wabag has signed an agreement for Rs 1,187 crore under the prestigious Namami Gange programme.The agreement was signed among National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (BUIDCO) and DK Sewage Project (A special arm of VA Tech WABAG).
The scope of the project includes development of Sewage Treatment Plants of 150 MLD capacity along with sewerage network of over 450 km in the Digha and Kankarbagh zones of Patna, one of the most populous cities on the banks of river Ganga. This scope comprises design, build and operate for a value of Rs 940 crore and hybrid annuity worth around Rs 247 crore, totaling to Rs 1187 crore.
Powered with resource recovery model, the STPs would be designed to ensure minimum foot print. The STPs will be enabled to produce renewable energy from the biogas to run the plants leading to lower OPEX. Wabag will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the STPs and the sewerage infrastructure for a period of 15 years. The project will be implemented by Buidco with financial assistance from the World Bank under NMCG.
Rajneesh Chopra, global head, business development, Wabag, said, “This is a progressive step in realising the vision of ensuring 100% sewage collection & treatment in Patna. Wabag is proud to be associated with govt. of Bihar and NMCG to build sustainable wastewater infrastructure for safe discharge of treated sewage into river Ganga and thus reaffirms its commitment to clean river Ganga.”
With this repeat order in Bihar, Wabag will now be responsible for sewerage infrastructure in 4 out of the 6 zones of Patna, thus testifying the trust reposed by NMCG and Buidco in Wabag. It is already executing projects for Buidco in Pahari and Karmalichak. All these projects, on completion, will ensure a cleaner and healthier ecosystem for over 50% of the population of Patna.”
In Digha, the scope comprises designing and building a 100 MLD STP, interception & diversion work, sewage pumping stations of 262 MLD and survey, redesigning & building new sewerage network of about 300 kilometers. In Kankarbagh, the scope comprises designing and building a 50 MLD STP, sewage pumping stations of 200 MLD, flow diversion works & all appurtenant structures and survey, redesigning & building new sewerage network of about 150 kilometers.