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‘Rural Sindh needs innovative safe drinking water projects’ – Sindh – Pakistan

“Rural Sindh needs innovative safe drinking water provision projects and provision of potable water is crucial to saving the future of people residing in rural Sindh”

These views were expressed by speakers in the inaugural ceremony of a solar powered water supply project and a desalination project.

The twin projects were launched for village BhagatMallu Ram and surrounding dwellers by United Energy Pakistan (UEP).

They are being implemented by Association for Water, Applied Education & Renewable Energy (AWARE).

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Madras High Court puts on hold commissioning of desalination plant in Chennai; postpones hearing till 1 October – Chennai – India

The Madras High Court has restrained Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board from issuing work order to successful bidder of the contract for construction of third desalination plant at Nemmeli till further orders.

Justice V Bharathidasan gave the interim order on Tuesday on the petition by Suez International, a French company seeking to declare it as the only technically qualified bidder in the tender floated by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) for construction of the 150 MLD plant.

The petitioner also sought the court to restrain CMWSSB from opening the price bid till the disposal of the plea.

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100 MLD desalination plant to come up at Dahej – Dahej – India

A desalination plant will be commissioned to cater the growing water requirement in the Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) located at Dahej.

The plant will draw water from the Arabian Sea, desalinate and purify it to make it potable and suitable for industrial consumption.

Sources in the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) said that the tender for setting up the plant will soon be floated.

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Why Goa needs desalination plants – Goa – India

An unprecedented water supply crisis is developing. The environment department needs to immediately begin work to identify 20 hectares plots one each in north and south Goa and call for global tenders to build two ultramodern mega desalination plants.

A provision of `1000 crores need to be made in the budget estimates, 2019-20 for two plants costing `500 crores each with capacity of 100 million liters per day (MLD) enough to augment and supply water to one million people.

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Sindh govt to install 300m gallon desalination plant near Hub – Sindh – Pakistan

The Sindh government on Monday decided to install a 300 million gallon desalination plant.

Hub Power Company (Hubco) proposed that a 300 million gallon desalination plant be installed to deal with Karachi’s water crisis during a meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

According to authorities, the desalination plant will be installed near Hub.

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Sindh cabinet decides to establish desalination plant in Karachi – Karachi – Pakistan

The new Sindh cabinet, in its maiden meeting on Monday, decided to establish a desalination plant to provide drinking water to the people of Karachi.

The meeting, held under the chairmanship of Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, also declared Thar and some parts of Umerkot as drought-hit areas.

The meeting also decided to allocate land for graveyard in Karachi.

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MRPL’s desalination plant likely to be ready by 2020 – Mangalore – India

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), which is setting up a water desalination plant near New Mangalore Port in Mangaluru, is expecting it to be ready by 2020.

Speaking to presspersons here, M Venkatesh, Managing Director of the company, said that the desalination plant is under construction.

Initial stages of engineering and tendering activities are going on. He said that the project is on target as of now with mechanical completion by March 2020.

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Gwadar start getting clean water after a decade – Quetta – Pakistan

After suffering from the worst kind of water crisis for over a decade where even contaminated water was scarce, the Balochistan government has claimed to have started clean water supply to only two cities.

Sources said that the previous two governments (five years of rule each) only inked memorandums of understanding for supply of water, but did not bother implementing them.Severe water shortage hits most parts of Quetta.

“The provincial government has been utilising all available resources to resolve the water crisis in Quetta and Gwadar,” said caretaker Balochistan Minister for Public Health Engineering Naveed Ahmed Kalmati while addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club on Saturday.

 

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Preparatory work on State’s first seawater desalination plant starts.-Mangalore

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL), has begun preparatory work for the State’s first seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant on the 13 acres of land leased out by New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) here.

The Trust has provided land on the southern end of its property at Tannirbhavi to MRPL, along with an acre of seafront land on a 30-year lease.

The plant will initially produce 30 million litres per day (MLD) fresh water, expandable up to 70 MLD.

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Nemmeli desalination plant to cost two thousand crores more.

THE proposed desalination plant at Nemmeli will cost the State Rs 2,100 crore more than the initial estimate of Rs 3,912 crore. A detailed project report (DPR) for the 400-MLD plant has revised the estimate to Rs 6,078 crores.

The first estimate was done in 2013 when a DPR was prepared. But because of GST and an increase in material cost, the estimation has been revised and the tender process is expected to begin soon, said an official at the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board.

 

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