The MoU was signed for an exchange programme named ‘Cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Water Sector Development’.
WD News: The government of Rajasthan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the city of Aarhus, Denmark.
Under this project, Rajasthan and Denmark will cooperate with each other for quality in urban drinking water sector, reduction in non-revenue water (sewage) by increasing efficiency of distribution mechanism, coordinated management of water sources, ground water aquifer mapping, planning and recycling of wastewater management, green solutions for rejuvenation of rivers, etc.
Commenting on the occasion, Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) minister Shri Mahesh Joshi said, “Through various urban areas schemes, work is being done in development of water sources, strengthening of drinking water distribution system, reducing wastage of drinking water.”
Freddy Svane, Danish ambassador said that there is a strategic partnership between Denmark and India. “We will make positive efforts to maintain long-term mutual co-operation with Rajasthan,” he stated.
The MoU was signed by Subodh Agarwal – additional chief secretary, PHED on behalf of the state government, while director-planning, Louise Pepe, digitally signed on behalf of Aarhus (Denmark). This MoU will be effective till 2030.
Source & image courtesy: Times of India