KMC's environment improvement programme gets ADB award
Kolkata: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has praised the work of Kolkata Environment Improvement Programme (KEIP) of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ( KMC) at a function at Bengaluru on Thursday. The ADB officials handed over the certificate of appreciation to their counterparts in KEIP. ADB is currently assisting a $400 million project, the Kolkata Environmental Improvement Investment Program (KEIIP), in the city of Kolkata.
The Program is aimed to improve water supply, sewerage and drainage services and would install 170 km of sewerage network and 27,000 house connections, rehabilitate 700 km of inefficient water supply assets and provide 24 hours water supply in three pilot zones within KMC. The Program is being implemented by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) through a project management unit (PMU). Under the Program, ADB has approved two tranches totaling $300 million. The first tranche (Loan 3053-IND) approved in 2014, amounts to $100 million and the second tranche (Loan 3413-IND) approved in 2016, amounts to $200