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3 mega water supply schemes taken up

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - The Assam Urban Water Supply Board has signed an agreement with a joint venture firm for implementing the Dibrugarh Water Supply Scheme.

The project will cover 25,391 house connections in order to mitigate the water demand of the present population numbering around 1,67,733.

Officials said the scheme has been designed for 30 years. The project is valued at Rs 193.93 crore and is expected to be completed by June 2022.

The officials said work on the Nagaon Water Supply Project has already started and it is targeted to be completed by April 2022. The Rs 238.33 crore project will cover 27,609 house connections and is designed for 30 years.

The projects are being carried out under the flagship Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Mission.

In Assam, four cities and towns, namely Guwahati, Nagaon, Dibrugarh and Silchar have been adopted under AMRUT. The Mission directorate in Assam has taken up three water supply projects in Nagaon, Silchar and Dibrugarh and 12 parks in Guwahati. The tender for the Silchar project has already been floated.

Source: The Assam Tribune, Guwahati, Sunday, December 29, 2019