South Asia

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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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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