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Goa, Portugal to sign MoU on technical partnership in water management

Panjim, Sept 27 (GCNews) The Goa Public Works Department (PWD) and Portuguese Ministry will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 28 for a proposed technical partnership.

Portuguese Environment Minister João Pedro de Matos Fernandes

Addressing a press conference, Goa’s PWD Minister, Sudin Dhavlikar, stated that areas in which the MoU would be signed included – water supply operation and energy efficiency, 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.

“On Friday, a MoU for proposed technical partnership between Goa and Portugal for water supply and water management and sanitation will be signed by Portuguese Environment Minister João Pedro de Matos Fernandes.”

The Goa PWD Minister informed that representatives of both the ministries would meet every year to review the works carried out under the MoU. 

The Portuguese Environment Minister is on a two-day visit to the coastal state. 

During the visit, Fernandes is likely to visit water filtration facilities maintained by PWD In the state. 

He is also expected to call on Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Ports and Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Uma Bharti in New Delhi.

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Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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