August 27th, 2021

New project in India

India’s 2,500 km-long Ganges River is of significant economic, environmental and cultural value. With a population of around 400 million, the river basin is the most populated in the world. It is also among the most polluted. Organic and bacterial pollution continues to negatively impact human health, agriculture, urban services and the environment.

Tractebel GKW has been awarded a contract for consulting services for the implementation of an environmentally friendly urban development program in India’s Ganges River basin. The project comprises the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing wastewater systems in Haridwar and Rishikesh. The purpose is to reduce the volume of untreated wastewater flowing into the Ganges River and to extend and improve the urban population’s sewage infrastructure in the two cities. This initiative will contribute to the goal of the Indo-German Development Cooperation (DC) in the urban development sector: sustainable, socially balanced and inclusive urbanization.

In cooperation with GFA Consulting Group (Germany) Tractebel GKW has been mandated by the Indian State Program Management Group (SPMG) under the Department of Drinking Water to provide quality services in the revision of design and technical documentation, to support tendering and supervision services, overall project management and coordination to achieve project objectives on time and within budget. The project, funded by the by German Financial Cooperation, is expected to be carried out over six years.