WAPCOS Limited is a "mini ratna" public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Water Resources. WAPCOS provides consultancy services in all facets of water resources, power and infrastructure sectors. Its chairman and managing director RK Gupta spoke to HT on a range of issues. Excerpts:
What kinds of services does WAPCOS offer?
Our spectrum of services covers a wide range of activities such as pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, simulation studies, diagnostic studies, socio-economic studies, master plans and regional development plans, field investigations, detailed engineering reports including designs, detailed specifications, tender engineering, contract and construction management, commissioning and testing, operations and maintenance, quality assurance, capacity building and human resource development in the fields of water resources, power and infrastructure development. The company also offers concept to commissioning services for developmental projects in India and abroad.
Which are the major countries in which WAPCOS has executed projects?
WAPCOS is registered with various international funding agencies for participation in the projects funded by them. Apart from India, WAPCOS has successfully completed consultancy assignments abroad in 50 countries and is currently engaged in providing consultancy services in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
What is unique about WAPCOS?
WAPCOS as a techno-commercial organisation utilises the talent and expertise developed in the various organisations of the central and state governments and ensures quality services in a time bound manner and subsequent transfer of technology to its clients, which is the very essence of WAPCOS operations.
What is the strength of WAPCOS?
WAPCOS derives its strength from its human resource, which forms the backbone of the organisation. WAPCOS has the in-built capability to provide expertise which comprises of its own core group of professionals and specialists, who have working experience in diverse climatological and geographical regions.
Do you have a vision for your company?
Our vision is to be a premier consultancy organisation recognised as a ‘brand’ in the fields of water, power and infrastructure development for total project solutions in India and abroad.
How do you plan to achieve this?
This can be achieved through sustained profitable growth, excellence in performance, use of state-of-the-art technical expertise, innovativeness, capacity-building and meeting society's needs globally.