Foundation stone laid for water project in Aizawl

Newmai News Network Aizawl | March 18 In an effort to ease problems of supplying water to Aizawl, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation (UD&PA) minister Zodintluanga on Saturday laid the foundation stone for Augmentation of Water Supply & Construction of 37 MLD Water Treatment Plant at Tanhril, about 10km west of Aizawl.
The project, sanctioned under the North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Programme (NERCCDIP), aims at easing the water problem of greater Aizawl.
The execution will be monitored by State Investment Programme Management and Implementation Unit (SIPMIU), Aizawl.
Speaking on the occasion, Zodintluanga said the new water supply project will be able to supply 37 MLD (Million litres per day) of water a day.
The new project, he stated, was good news for the people of Mizoram and residents of Aizawl in particular as the State capital has been facing frequent water scarcity since the present Greater Aizawl Water Supply Scheme Phase I & II have become old and could only supply 34.8 MLD of water a day, which is not sufficient to meet the growing requirements.
Residents of Aizawl will be able to receive 135 litres of water per families a day when the project is completed, he added.
The present water requirement of greater Aizawl, with a population of 3.3 lakh is 54.64 MLD while the present water supply scheme is able to provide 34.8 MLD.
The minister expressed hope that residents of Aizawl will be able to receive sufficient supply and water scarcity will be put to an end by 2033.
The minister also maintained that since the present Greater Aizawl Water Supply Scheme Phase I & II is 39 years old, there is a need for new project which can supply greater volume of water for Aizawl residents in the future.
Zodintluanga said the State government is taking effort to construct 30 more water tanks in Aizawl of which 19 have been completed and the remaining are under construction.

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