VA Tech Wabag Wins Contract To Set Up Sewage Treatment Plants in Patna
A worker checks a valve at a water treatment facility (Photographer: Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg News.)  

VA Tech Wabag Wins Contract To Set Up Sewage Treatment Plants in Patna

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Water treatment company VA Tech Wabag Ltd. has signed a Rs 1,187-crore contract with Bihar government to set up a sustainable wastewater infrastructure programme.

VA Tech Wabag has signed the agreement under the National Mission for Clean Ganga to design, build and operate sewage treatment plants of 150 million litres per day in Digha and Kankarbagh zones of Patna.

The projects, upon completion, would ensure a cleaner and a healthier ecosystem for over 50 percent of the population in Patna, the Chennai-based company said in a statement. It would be responsible for sewerage infrastructure in four out of the six zones of Patna, inlcuding Pahari, Karmalichak, Digha and Kankarbagh.

The agreement was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga, Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. and VA Tech Wabag’s special arm DK Sewage Project Pvt. Ltd.

The scope of the project includes the development of sewage treatment plants of 150 MLD capacity along with a sewerage network of over 450 km in Digha and Kankarbagh.

"It comprises design, build and operate for a value of Rs 940 crore and Hybrid Annuity worth around Rs 247 crore totaling Rs 1,187 crore", VA Tech said in the statement.

"This is a progressive step in realising the vision of ensuring 100 percent sewage collection and treatment in Patna,” Rajneesh Chopra, global head-business development, VA Tech Wabag.

"Wabag is proud to be associated with the Government of Bihar and NMCG to build sustainable wastewater infrastructure for safe discharge of treated sewage into river Ganga," he said.

The water treatment company is already executing projects for Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation in Pahari and Karmaclichak in Patna.

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