Goa is India's smallest state. Located south of Mumbai, it serves as a hub, connecting the northern and southern parts of India. Goa is a popular tourist destination, doubling in population during the peak tourist season. The influx of tourists coupled with economic development and population growth render the existing water and sewerage systems insufficient. The Japan International Cooperation Agency funded a comprehensive study of the existing system with the goal of developing a new system and improving the water supply and sanitation in Goa.
The Louis Berger Group, as a member of a consultancy consortium with two Japanese and one Indian partner, is providing project management consulting services for the five-year Goa Water Supply and Sewerage Project. This project is a result of the study of the previous water and sewerage systems. To meet the rapidly increasing water demand, the project will provide safe and stable water supply and sewerage services through the expansion and rehabilitation of water supply facilities in the existing Salaulim water supply scheme and through the construction and expansion of sewerage facilities in Margao, Mapusa, and North Coastal Belt.
We are assisting the Government of Goa’s Public Works Department and acting as a liaison to JICA. LBG’s team has prepared and implements a project management plan in accordance with the project schedule. We also support the preparation of prequalification and tender documents, bidding documents and evaluation of bids. We assist the PWD with preparation of a detailed design for each sub-project and with the evaluation and approval of design documents submitted by the contractor for design-build works. We will also assist the PWD with construction supervisions, including QA/QC monitoring and reporting, of all water supply and wastewater contract packages. Our multidisciplinary team has implemented an environmental action plan, provided GIS mapping services, and conducted a public relations and awareness program. LBG has provided capacity building to the PWD, introducing an accounting system, assisting with human resources and management institutional reforms, conducting related training and we are working to improve operations and maintenance.