India and ADB sign USD 206 million loan to strengthen urban services in 5 Tamil Nadu cities

India and ADB sign USD 206 million loan to strengthen urban services in 5 Tamil Nadu cities
India and ADB sign USD 206 million loan to strengthen urban services in 5 Tamil Nadu cities

India and ADB sign USD 206 million loan to strengthen urban services in 5 Tamil Nadu cities



The MoU Signed by:

The signatories to the loan agreement were Mr Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary (Fund Bank and ADB), Department of Economic Affairs in India’s Ministry of Finance, and Mr Kenichi Yokoyama, Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission.

Benefits: 

The project will target four cities: Ambur, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, and Vellore  for developing sewage collection and treatment and drainage systems by setting up or rehabilitating sewage treatment plants, pumping stations, and connecting all households in the project area to the sewerage network, including below poverty line households. Wastewater reuse for industry will also be achieved in at least 4 cities. Improvement to water supply systems would be targeted in the cities of Madurai and Tiruppur through commissioning of over 1,260 km of new distribution lines to connect nearly 190,000 households with metered water supply, including below poverty line households. In addition, nearly 200 km of new transmission mains and 230 km of feeder mains would be constructed along with two new water treatment plants.
The project will also strengthen the capacity of the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration in Tamil Nadu for new project development, and monitoring and benchmarking quality of services across the 135 urban local bodies in the state.

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