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ADB ranks WAPCOS amongst top consulting service firm in water & other infrastructure sectors

Published on December 30, 2022
Current Context: In its Annual Procurement Report 2022, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) named Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited (WAPCOS), an enterprise of the Government of India (GoI) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, as the leading consulting services provider in the water and other infrastructure sectors with the highest sanctioned financed amount.
ADB ranks WAPCOS amongst top consulting service firm in water & other infrastructure sectors
  • ADB listed WAPCOS as one of the "top 3 consultants from India" involved in Consulting Services Contracts under ADB loan, grant, and technical assistance projects in the energy, transport, water, and other urban infrastructure sectors in another report on its Members' Fact Sheet - 2022. WAPCOS is the only Indian Public Sector featuring in the categories.
  • The Government of India (GoI) founded WAPCOS in 1969; it is a preeminent technology-driven engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) organization.
  • The primary goal is to use India's knowledge and experience in the field of water resources by exchanging information and exporting technology to cooperative emerging countries.
  • It was renamed as Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited (WAPCOS) in 1979.
  • In order to grow WAPCOS, the Ministry of Jal Shakti and WAPCOS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Financial Year 2022–2023.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB):
    • President – Masatsugu Asakawa
    • Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
    • Established in – 1966

Question:

Q.1 The Asian Development Bank listed which consulting firm as one of the top consulting firms in the water and other infrastructure sectors?
a. RAMCOS
b. WAPCOS
c. Jal shakti organization
d. Water conversation organization
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