Goa PWD, Portuguese Environment Ministry to sign water management deal
Panaji : The Goa Public Works Department (PWD) and the Portuguese Environment Ministry will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on water management on Friday, a Minister announced here on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference at the State Secretariat, Goa's PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that representatives from both sides would meet every year to review the works carried out under the MoU.
"On Friday, an MoU for proposed technical partnership for water supply, water management and sanitation will be signed by Portuguese Environment Minister Joao Pedro de Matos Fernandes," Dhavalikar said.
"The main points are water supply operation and energy efficiency and resource valorisation, waste water and sewerage planning, management and technological solutions, asset management procedure and standards, energy management operational workflows, operational data and information management."
Fernandes, who is on a two-day visit to Goa, is slated to visit water filtration facilities in the state.
He will also meet Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Ports and Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Uma Bharti.