South Asia

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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Give desalinated water to industries: Andhra CM Jagan – India

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to take steps to provide desalinated water to industries and industrial estates so as to conserve fresh water in reservoirs and other water resources. 

He wanted the officials to focus on promoting desalination plants and providing water to industries by laying dedicated pipelines.

He said that the responsibility in this regard lies on the AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC).

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Manori desalination plant will help us save 4 lakh trees: BMC – Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation seems to be inclined towards the desalination plant more than Garagi dam, despite criticism of its high production cost.

The reservoir project had been pushed strongly under the Devendra Fadnavis government, hoever, the BMC has set it aside and for all the right reasons.

The Manori desalination plant will provide the city with only 200 million litres of water per day, half of the dam’s expected output.

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BMC to set up desalination plant to solve Mumbai’s water woes – India

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will set up a desalination plant with 200 MLD capacity per day to overcome water shortage in Mumbai, an official said on Wednesday.

The standing committee of the civic body has given in-principal approval to set up the desalination plant and for appointment of consultants to prepare a detailed project report, a release issued by the civic body stated.

The committee gave an in-principle approval towards payment of charges worth ₹5.50 crore for preparing a detailed project report and ₹40 lakh for bid documents, the civic body’s statement said.

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Stage-1 clearance granted for desal plant inside Koonimedu forest – Chennai – India

CHENNAI: The Regional Empowered Committee of Union Environment Ministry has granted stage-1 clearance for construction of a desalination plant inside Koonimedu forest area in Villupuram district.

The decision was taken at a recently held meeting in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) will construct the plant in an area of 16 hectares.

Official documents available with Express shows it’s a plant with a capacity of 72.06 million litres per day (MLD) to cater to drinking water needs of 692 villages as well as the needs of the industries of nearby SIPCOT area.

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Mauripur Expressway approved – Karachi – Pakistan

The Mauripur Expressway, water and sanitation and desalination projects were approved on the public-private partnership mode on Thursday as the 32nd meeting of Public Private Policy Board was held at the Chief Minister’s House.

Along with the expressway, the board approved the Link Road to Korangi, Hub water supply project of three million gallons per day (MGD) from Dhabeji to Special Economic Zone, the Lyari sewerage system, the Lyari Development Authority’s Scheme 42, a five MGD desalination plant and construction of canal from Nabirsar to Vajira on the public private partnership mode.

The meeting agreed that the Mauripur Expressway is to be an eight-kilometre-long two into two lane project from Mauripur Expressway to Y-Junction. It would have a two lane one-way Interchange at ICI bridge.

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Chennai’s groundwater levels rise after November – India

CHENNAI: With Chennai receiving copious amounts of rainfall ever since the monsoon began, groundwater levels have again seen an improvement compared to November.

Promising enough drinking water for the next one year, sources from the Chennai Metro Water department said they will reduce purchase of water from Nemmeli and Minjur desalination plants for about three months. 

In December, groundwater level had improved by nearly one metre compared to November 2020, according to official data of the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB). 

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Thane civic body shelves idea of desalination plant – India

Four years after it was first proposed, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has finally shelved the desalination plant to be set up along the creek to convert the creek water into potable water.

The plant was scrapped by the general body last week that claimed that it was too expensive for the city and that other ways of water conservation need to be explored.

The city receives 480MLD water daily from TMC’s own water supply scheme, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and Shahad-Temghar Water Supply Authority (STEM).

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Pipe laying work begins at Nemmeli desalination plant – India

Earlier this week, Metrowater started laying a 49 km-pipeline to carry water from the under construction desalination plant in Nemmeli to various areas till Pallavaram.

Like many others, the pandemic has affected the progress of the project to build a third plant in Nemmeli.

The ₹1,259.38 crore project to build another desalination plant along East Coast Road may get delayed by a few months beyond its December 2021 deadline.

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