VA Tech Wabag signs wastewater project in Bihar

13 January 2020

VA Tech Wabag Ltd. has signed Rs. 1,187-crore agreement with the Government of Bihar to build sustainable wastewater infrastructure in Patna under the Namami Gange Programme.

The company will build sustainable wastewater infrastructure for safe discharge of treated sewage into the river Ganga.

The agreement was signed among National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (BUIDCO) and DK Sewage Project Pvt Ltd (a special arm of VA Tech Wabag), according to a statement.

The scope of the project includes the development of sewage treatment plants (STPs) of 150-million litres a day capacity along with sewerage network of over 450-km in the Digha and Kankarbagh zones of Patna, one of the most populous cities on the banks of the Ganga river. The VA Tech-arm will design, build and operate for a value of Rs. 940 crore and hybrid annuity worth around Rs. 247 crore, totalling Rs. 1,187 crore.

The STPs will produce renewable energy from biogas to run the plants leading to lower operational expenses. VA Tech will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the STPs and the sewerage infrastructure for a period of 15 years. The project will be implemented by BUIDCO with financial assistance from the World Bank under NMCG.