Experts from the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU) traveled to Chandigarh on Thursday to examine the 24/7 water supply project.
Experts from the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union traveled to Chandigarh on Thursday to examine the 24/7 water supply project.
The team will study the technical aspects of the project and visit the project sites until September 25.
The team met with City Commissioner Anindita Mitra and officials from Chandigarh Smart City Limited and the City Coordinating Committee to review the details of the project.
The Commissioner welcomed the team comprising Pierre and Ankit from AFD and Delphine and Jatin from the EU and expressed her gratitude to the EU for the grant and to AFD for the approved loan.
Mitra said various technical aspects of the project were discussed, including the detailed plan and the financial, environmental and social impacts. She said the mode of procurement, its adaptability among the masses, capacity building, project operation and public impact were also discussed.
She said that the project costing Rs. 591.57 crore of stands approved by AFD and the EU and a loan of 48 million euros and an aid grant of 11.38 million euros of approved stands . The passive credit agreement between DEA and AFD will be signed shortly.
The commissioner said the French team of experts will also visit the main waterworks in Sector 39, resettlement settlements, slum settlements and the MCC office to assess its supply system and meet with officials. , technical experts, engineers and local residents.