Project Details

Location: Odisha, India
Duration:
Client: Government of Odisha, Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD)
Budget: 26,767 €
Financier: KfW

Info: Institutional assessment of the Water and Sanitation sector

India: Odisha Sanitation Program

MACS was assigned to implement an institutional assessment of the Water and Sanitation sector in Odisha, India. The focus was laid on the preparation of the KfW assisted participation in the Odisha Sanitation Program. MACS assessed the institutional capacities of the Odisha Water Supply and Sanitation Board (OWSSB) and developed proposals for the preferred institutional structure and the required assistance program for the OWSSB.


While OWSSB is an institution with substantial expertise and experience, still specific assistance is required to further strengthen staff capacities and ensure adequate program implementation. This particularly concerns sustainable Operation and Maintenance of new facilities.

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Matthias Hitzel

Management
Chief of Operations

+49 69 943188-13

matthias.hitzel@macsonline.de

Matthias Hitzel

Management
Chief of Operations

+49 69 943188-13

matthias.hitzel@macsonline.de

Managing Director

Matthias has a degree in agricultural science and postgraduate honors in rural development and more than 20 years of professional experience in international development projects. At MACS he developed into a prolific Project Manager and Institutional Expert as well as Team Leader who played a major role during the very successful rehabilitation program for water and sanitation in Batumi (Georgia).

In the field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Matthias has developed a profile for himself and MACS through his work of coordinating the finance division for energy projects in the framework of the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which has earned a reputation as one of the leading EE/RE funds today.

As one of the Partners and Managing Directors of MACS, Matthias is responsible for operations and financial management at MACS.