Naveen lays foundation for Rs 754.23 crore ISIP project

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Bhubaneswar, July 15 (UNI) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid the foundation stone for the Rs 754.23 crore Orissa Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project in a bid to provide effective sewerage services, reduce pollution and improve the sanitation condition in the capital city.

The new sewerage system was designed for meeting the requirement of projected population of 22 lakh by 2041 in the capital city.

The DPR for the new sewerage system was made by Orissa Water Supply and Sewerage Board, a state government undertaking with technical assistance from IIT, Roorkee.

The project would be funded by the Centre, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the 12th Finance Commission.

While the union government under the JNNURM scheme would provide Rs 399.13 crore, the Orisa government will give 20 per cent of its share amounting to Rs 99.78 crore and the 12th Finance Commission Rs 140 crore.

Official sources here said that the 20 per cent of state's share would be met from the JBIC loan. The state government would take the loan at 0.75 per cent rate of interest payable within 40 yeas with 10 years moratorium.

The state government funding towards land acquisition was Rs 65.43 crore and the JNNURM funding for soft components like DPR preparation cost stood at Rs 49.89 crore.

The sewerage system was planned by dividing the city area into six sewerage districts which would be provided with an independent sewerage network, pumping system, sewerage treatment and disposal system.

The sewerage system envisaged to lay 412 km length of underground gravity sewer for collection of sewerage from house holds,replacement and renovation of all existing old sewers,construction of 34 pumping stations, six sewage treatment plants,49 community toilet complexes in public places and slum areas and renovation of 26 existing toilets The project area of 145 sqkms include all wards of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and fringe areas covered under master plan.

The project would ensure proper treatment of generated seweage in the city area with provision of modern treatment technology like standard activated sludge process.

The work for the project had already been started and the project would be implemented by 2011.

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