Kerala Urban Water Services Improvement Project (ADB-49106-006)

  • India
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Specific Location
Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Government of India
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  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 125.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 19, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 17, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank's website, the propose project "will support water supply improvement in two cities of Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram through rebuilding resilient and sustainable infrastructure under the Rebuild Kerala Development Program (RKDP). The project will complement ongoing Rebuild Kerala Initiative of the Government of Kerala (GOK) post flood disaster of 2018.

KUWSIP will support in: (i) improving efficiency of water distribution network in Kochi, (ii) refurbishment and upgradation of the water treatment plants in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram to meet the newer Indian drinking water standards, (iii) rehabilitation of water pumping stations in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram to improve efficiency, and (iv) upgradation of institutional capacity to support the proposed interventions and to ensure sustainable benefits."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Joshi, Sanjay Divakar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Water Resources Department,Government of Kerala
Main Block,Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram


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