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Odisha government has set December 2018 deadline for the commissioning of the JICA project

Bhubaneswar:7/9/17; After remaining non-starter for almost four years, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-assisted Odisha Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project (OISIP) works covering the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has finally made headway.

OISIP being executed with JICA assistance includes 632 kilo metres of sewer network (252 km in Bhubaneswar and 380 km in Cuttack), 3 Sewerage Treatment Plants (  2 in Cuttack and 1 in Bhubaneswar) , 48 pumping stations and 7 sluice gates  in the twin city.  Along with that Cuttack will have 23043 meters of drainage through this project.  The project cost has been estimated around Rs 2974 crore out of which the state government is providing Rs 594 crore and the JICA loan component is around Rs 2380 crore, said official sources.

The overall progress of the project has so far been estimated at 55%. The state government has set December 2018 deadline for the commissioning of the project, said Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, who reviewed the project at the state secretariat today.

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