Contributing to the cleanup of The Ganges
Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited (TWS) has announced that it has concluded a contract with Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (BUIDCO) for a project to construct a sewage treatment plant, including a pump station, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant. This project is one of the sewage construction projects led by the Indian Government as part of its efforts to clean the Ganges.
This project involves the construction of a sewage treatment plant in Hajipur, a city located along the Ganges and a 15-year contract for the O&M of the plant. As part of the activated sludge process, the new plant employs the latest technology in order to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from sewage to achieve NGT’s latest norms.
The sewage treatment plants along the Ganges have a capacity to treat only part of the sewage discharged into the river every day. As it is a pressing issue to improve the environment along the Ganges, the Indian government announced an action plan to clean the river in 2015. Contributing to the government’s action plan, TWS has constructed one sewage treatment plant in Bihar, two in Uttar Pradesh, and one in Jharkhand. At present, TWS is constructing four sewage treatment plants in Bihar.
Recognising TWS’s achievements in the Design, Build, Operate & Maintain and Transfer of Salori Sewage Treatment Plant and related facilities in the project, the 4th Japan Construction International Award was bestowed on the company by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan.