Clearford Water Systems and The Gujarat Water Supply & Sewage Board announce the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to Form a Strategic Partnership
Ottawa, Ontario – (January 16, 2015) – Clearford Water Systems Inc. (“Clearford” or the “Company”), (TSX-V: CLI), and the Gujarat Water Supply and Sewage Board (GWSSB) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to forge a strategic partnership to bring Clearford’s proprietary all-in-one wastewater collection and treatment system (Clearford One™) to rural regions of the State of Gujarat. The MOU was signed on January 12th in Ahmedabad at the 2015 Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
GWSSB is a statutory body of the State of Gujarat established for development, regulation and control of the water and sanitation sector in the State. The Board’s mandate is to prepare, execute, promote and finance projects for supply of water and for sewage collection and disposal for rural villages.
Speaking about the signing, Canada’s Minister of Labour and the Status of Women, Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, said: “Clearford is a great example of how Canadian innovation can lead to combined prosperity and contribute to socio-economic development in Gujarat and across India’s rural areas.”
Minister Leitch is attending Vibrant Gujarat 2015, where Canada is a partner country.
Under the terms of the Agreement, GWSSB will facilitate Clearford’s system for use in Gujarat. This will include assisting Clearford in identifying a village for a demonstration site and obtaining all necessary permissions, registrations, clearances and approvals to install Clearford OneTM in the State of Gujarat.
“We are looking forward to working with the Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board in addressing the challenges they face with waste water collection and treatment throughout rural Gujarat, we believe Clearford OneTM will make a significant contribution to addressing these challenges” said Clearford’s President & CEO Kevin Loiselle, speaking from Ottawa, Canada”.
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About Clearford Water Systems Inc.
Clearford Water Systems Inc. (TSX-V: CLI) is a provider of unified water management and sanitation systems based on Clearford One™. Clearford One™ is a proprietary system comprised of ClearDigest™ smart digester, ClearConvey™ small bore sewer, and ClearRecover™ final treatment facility. For more information on Clearford Water Systems, please visit www.clearford.com.
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For more information contact:
Kevin Loiselle, President & CEO
Clearford Water Systems Inc.
Phone: (613) 599-6474 ext. 303
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