JBIC to provide Rs 1,031 cr for Salaulim water supply system

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Panaji, Aug 21 (UNI) Goa government is taking up a Rs 1,031 crore assistance from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for augmentation of Salaulim water supply system by an additional 100 MLD in the first phase, PWD minister Churchill Alemao informed the state legislative assembly today.

Replying to a query in the House, the minister said the government was confident of providing water supply 24 hours a day on completion of the scheme.

The state, he said, required 340 million litres drinking water per day and had developed a capacity of 394 MLD through its seven regional water supply schemes in vogue.

The state experiences 35 MLD shortage during lean season, particularly from Opa water works and efforts were underway to augment supplies through various steps besides ensuring reduction in wastage of water, he added.


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