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Kick-Off Meeting with consultants engaged for Bihar

23 December 2020

A virtual meeting was held on 23rd December 2020 with the newly appointed consultants and BIADA officials to kick-off the development of an Environmental Cell in Bihar. The meeting was headed by Mr. Amit Kumar GIZ IN. The participants included members of the Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) and our consultant partners Mr. K. K. Sinha as Environmental Expert and Mr. John Thomas as Senior Expert for Project Management Consultancy.  

The main focus of the meeting was to discuss how to provide advisory support to BIADA on environmental topics, such as techno-legal aspects of environmental infrastructure in industrial areas for stormwater management, conveyance systems, common effluent treatment plants, solid waste management etc. The question on how to manage regulatory compliance issues, court matters, public complaints, coordination with state pollution control board would also be considered apart from providing support in development of an Environment Cell at BIADA.  

The consultnacy would also aim to provide support in capacity building of the BIADA on the bid process management for planning and setting up of common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in selected five industrial areas on technically sound and financially viable solutions and appropriate business models.