The State government permitted the Water Resources Department ) to enter into a contract with Nippon Koei Co. Ltd., thereby enabling it to provide Project Management Consultancy Services to AP Irrigation and Livelihood Improvement Project Phase II (APILIP-II) being implemented with the assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

APILIP-II is for modernising one major and 19 medium irrigation projects and 445 minor irrigation tanks. As per G.O. MS. No. 75 issued on Wednesday by Principal Secretary (Irrigation) Sasi Bhushan Kumar, the total outlay of the APILIP-II is about Rs. 2,000 crore, of which the State government’s share is Rs. 300 crore.

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