WOrld Bank Team Shimla Visit

World Bank team to visit Shimla over Rs 643 crores ‘Water Supply and Sewerage System’ project

6 member team of ‘Water Supply Specialists’ will visit Shimla to identify the technical, environmental, social, institutional and financial issues related to the project

SHIMLA-Irrigation & Public Health Minister, Vidya Stokes, in a meeting with the representatives of the World Bank on Saturday regarding a proposal submitted by the Himachal Government to the World Bank for funding of Rs 643 crores for Shimla Water Supply and Sewerage System to cater to the needs of Shimla up to the Year 2048.

The World Bank has deputed a six member team of ‘Water Supply Specialists’ that will visit Shimla to identify the technical, environmental, social, institutional and financial issues related to the Project, she said.

The team has so far visited the Kol Dam site and inspected the distribution system in the town. The team will also explore the technical requirements of the designs to provide 24×7 water supplies to Shimla, she added.

World Bank team is also organising meetings and discussions with various stakeholders of the project and will have detailed inspections and discussions with the engineers associated with the Shimla Water Supply and Sewerage System. She said that the team has agreed to the proposal of the State Government and would be reframing the DPR as per the requirements of the World Bank guidelines.

The World Bank will be providing required technical and financial assistance through its experts and specialists, she informed.

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