The inauguration ceremony of 3 newly constructed Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP)s was held for Raja Canal STP, Nagasandra STP and Chikkabanavara STP, whose total treatment capacity is 65 Million Liters per Day (MLD). The 3 STPs are expected to treat the sewerage generated by around 5 lakhs people in Bengaluru, and the total capacity of JICA-funded STPs will sum up to treating 3.5 million people’s sewerage, which consists more than one third of the total population in Bengaluru.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Takayoshi TANGE, Senior Representative, JICA India Office said, “JICA assistance is aimed at comprehensive development of water supply and sewerage infrastructure so as to meet the ever increasing needs of citizens of Bengaluru. JICA assistance contributes to improving the quality of life by improving the standards and quality of water and sanitation services including effectiveness and efficiency along with focusing on institutional development of BWSSB. The completion of the construction of the STPs is the starting point, and stable service delivery with good operation and maintenance to realize better quality of life are keys to success of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Project (Phase II-2). There are furthermore STPs in construction under the overall Project, which JICA expects that the related authorities would give full support so that BWSSB could smoothly complete them with great quality. JICA renders its continuous support and engagement for betterment of water and sanitation services in Bengaluru through its various schemes including ODA Loans, Technical Assistance, Citizen Partnership and Public-Private Partnership Programs, etc.”