July 2, 2018
50th Foundation Day celebrations of WAPCOS celebrated on 3-7-2018 at 10:30 AM at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra,Chanakya puri.New Delhi transcending boundaries touch lives, presence in critical regions around the globe.
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenatio, Shri Nitin Gadkari is the chief guest at the 50th Foundation Day Celebration of WAPCOS.
Minister said WAPCOS not has made me proud but the nation proud with its action and its achievements to carry out such prestigious projects and its discipline character has helped nation transform many nations to is way to prosperity which was also visibly by the massive participation which supported their work carried out.
Those present included, the eminent minister dignitaries, Ambassadors, senates from the states were, DyMinister of Energy and water from Afghanistan, Senate member,Minister of Energy & Mines of Burundi, Minister of energy Burundi, Water Minister from Ghana and Congo, Minister of Justice and Minister of Mines & Energy of Liberia and many High commissioner and Ambassadors of various countries participated on the foundation day.
Union Ministers of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal said the MEA Sushma Swaraj has said the company workers and management team work like an army personnel.
Dr. Satya Pal Singh graced the occasion and in his address said we want to see the company grow to its glory in years centuries to come.
Shri U.P. Singh, Secretary, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation is also present on the occasion.
WAPCOS was incorporated as a Public Sector Enterprise in 1969 by the Government of India with meager capital of million rupee now it is 310Cr Miniratana wiith profit touching Rs1100Cr It is a techno-commercial organization under the aegis of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
WAPCOS in consultancy has done Survey & Investigation/Pre-Feasibility/DPRs for more than 550 Projects in Irrigation, Water Resources and Agricultural etc.
The company has successfully completed/on-going consultancy assignments in countries covering Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the Pacific Islands and is operating in more than 45 Countries, at present.
With changing technology each moment, Wapcos is emerging from its inception along with pace of technology at costing to its lowest is well equipped with viable projects for underdeveloped countries. Grown as an exclusive government run, Indian company, working at home and in nearly fifty countries around the world with dedicated team of professionals, tenacity,ductility, a true Indian multinational with footprints across the globe in line with Government of India’s flagship programmers on “Skill India” and “Make in India”.
The company has successfully undertaken some of the most challenging projects in inhospitable circumstances around the world; e.g. Afghan-India Friendship (Salma) Dam Project, Afghanistan. WAPCOS today has emerged as one of India’s best performing “Mini Ratna-I” CPSE.
WAPCO has to its credit in development of over 15 Million Ha irrigation potential; more than 200 projects in ports and inland navigation; over 500 projects in water supply and sanitation, rural and urban development, roads and highway engineering amassing its value and potential in various sectors.
Hydro-Power sector; WAPCOS has completed almost 52 Hydro-Power Projects in 19 countries with an installed capacity of more than 20,500 MW; over 105 Hydro Power Projects in India with an installed capacity of more than 9,000 MW
Thermal Power project, the Company has successfully completed 12 overseas projects with installed capacity of more than 2,900 MW and 37 projects in India with an installed capacity of more than 12,000 MW.
While in Transmission & Distribution WAPCOS has accomplished more than 14 Projects in India and Abroad.