ANI Photo | Steps being taken to ensure completion of Guwahati Water Supply Project by March 2024: Assam CM

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on December 21 said that drinking water scarcity in Guwahati city will be mitigated once the JICA-assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project is complete.

Attending the ceremonial partial commissioning of the Guwahati Water Supply Project at an event at Kharghuli in Guwahati, Sarma said that the partial commissioning of the project will mitigate water scarcity woes of a large number of Guwahati households.

According to an official statement, the project, launched in the year 2009 with the aim to provide clean potable water to the residents of Guwahati, is scheduled to be ready for full commissioning by March 2024 and has the capacity to cater to 1.25 lakh households in parts of Guwahati with 24-hours water supply.

The partial commissioning will enable Guwahati Jal Board to provide water supply to approximately 13,000 households in the city’s multiple localities.

Addressing the gathering, Sarma termed the partial inauguration a milestone in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the residents of Guwahati.

He further stated that the aim was to provide water supply to more than a lakh households, adding all necessary steps are being taken to ensure the completion of the entire project by March 2024.

Referring to the delay of 13 years between the launch of the project in 2009 to its partial commissioning today, chief minister Sarma expressed his gratitude towards Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the flexibility and patience displayed by it for more than a decade.

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