South Asia

Chennai receives 1,000 million litres of water – India

For the first time since the formation of Chennai Metro Water Board in 1978, the water supply has touched 1,000 MLD on Friday.

Copious inflow into the reservoirs due to good rainfall and the release of Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh are the major reasons for this, say officials.

On Friday, the five reservoirs (Chembarambakkam, Poondi, Red Hills, Cholavaram, and Thervoy Kandigai) together had a water storage level of 9.5 TMC.

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Probe Mumbai’s desalination plant project: BJP to Centre – India

The BJP has raised a red flag over the BMC’s ambitious Rs 1,600 core desalination plant project in Mumbai.

The party has asked the union environment ministry to conduct a study and come out with a report on the environmental impact of the plant on Mumbai’s coastline.

In recent letter to Union environment minister Bhupendra Yadav, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar pointed out that the United Nations has reported on the negative impact of desalination plants.

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Third desalination plant will be ready in 2023, says K.N. Nehru – India

The ongoing project to construct the third desalination plant, with a capacity to treat 150 million litres of seawater a day, at Nemmeli will be completed by April 2023, Minister for Municipal Administration K.N. Nehru said on Saturday.

During an inspection, he instructed officials to expedite ongoing work at Nemmeli, and also initiate measures to start the construction of a 400 mld desalination plant at Perur.

Mr. Nehru noted that nearly 9 lakh residents would have better water supply once the ₹1,259.38 crore desalination plant is commissioned in 2023.

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Gwadar all set for new journey after PM’s visit – Pakistan

Gwadar is set for a new journey after Imran Khan’s successful visit, Gwadar Pro reported on Tuesday. As promising changes are taking place in the booming area of Gwadar, Imran Khan reviewed progress on various development projects and witnessed the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs).

During the one-day visit, the Prime Minister performed the groundbreaking of the Gwadar Free Zone Phase Two and launched many projects such as Gwadar Fertiliser Plant, Gwadar Animal Vaccine Plant, Henan Agricultural Industrial Park, Hengmei Lubricants Plant, and Gwadar Expo Centre.

The MoUs signed during the visit included an implementation agreement of a 1.2 million gallons per day desalination plant and solar generators granted from China for south Balochistan.

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PM Imran launches various mega projects in Gwadar, says govt focusing on ‘neglected areas’ – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday performed the groundbreaking of phase two of the Gwadar Free Zone (GFZ) and launched a number of other development and infrastructure projects including an expo centre, agriculture industrial park and three factories.

During a single-day visit to Gwadar, the premier also inaugurated phase one of the GFZ, reviewed the progress on various development projects, and witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

He was given a detailed briefing on the progress of the south Balochistan development package in line with the government’s efforts of focusing on the province.

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IDE Water Technologies Signs Agreement with MCGM to Develop Project for Seawater Desalination Plant – Mumbai

DE Water Technologies, a global leading provider of seawater desalination plants, announced an agreement with the MCGM for preparation of a Detailed Project Report for a 200 MLD seawater desalination plant after which bidding for the project development and operation on Swiss Challenge method will be taken up by MCGM with IDE having right of first refusal.

he project will serve Mumbai’s municipal needs and increase the Mumbai metropolitan’s drinking water supply.

With over 14 million citizens, Mumbai is India’s most populated city and is one of the largest and most densely populated urban areas in the world – an epicenter for India’s entertainment, fashion, commercial and financial activities.

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200 MLD desalination plant to come up in Manori – Mumbai – India

The BMC and Israel’s IED Technologies have signed a MoU on Monday to prepare a DPR for a 200 MLD desalination plant at Manori.

The plant, which will be ready by 2025 and will help reduce the city’s dependence on the monsoon for drinking water, said Maharashtra tourism and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray.

“Along with water security for Mumbai and possibilities of capacity augmentation, the desalination plant will help us avoid financial and ecological costs of dam construction.

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Why Chennai’s water crisis should worry you – India

Having gone without a single drop of rain for about 200 days at a stretch, Chennai finally got some rain on Thursday. But this is way too little, and way too late for a city experiencing its worst water crisis in 30 years, and headed to becoming a Zero City.

School bags have grown bigger as children carry more water bottles, and Tamil Nadu’s apple of the eye – the famed Information Technology Corridor – has been pushed to the brink.

Companies have started asking employees to work from home and bring their own water. Water is rationed in residential apartments and malls are asking their water-intensive outlets to either take a break or use the blue gold frugally.

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Russian co intends to setup desalination, waste-to energy project in Karachi – Pakistan

A delegation of Russian businessmen led by Sergey Savchuk, CEO, CC RusWelding called on Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Atif Bokhari to discuss investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The delegation briefed about their projects related to water desalination and conversion of solid waste to energy, which they intend on setting up in Karachi.

They also spoke about developing an engineering center & said the company is exploring Public-Private Partnerships and EPC ventures.

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Desalination plant for transforming seawater nearing completion – India

The first ever plant in the state that proposes to process the saline water of the sea and provide fresh water to industries, which is coming up at Tannirbavi here is nearing completion. Within a few days, the plant will start to pump out desalinated water.

The plan is being built by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL). 70 percent of the plant’s works are completed. The processed water is proposed to be supplied to MRPL through pipes.

The work on the plant is being executed by a Chennai-based company which got the tender for Rs 595 crore.

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