WESTON to offer sustainable development solutions as project manager of India ecotourism park

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Source: Weston Solutions, Inc

Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) announced today that its subsidiary Weston Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. will manage India’s first LEED® Platinum targeted ecotourism project at Hyderabad, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh for Delara Tourism Corporation Limited (DTCL), a Group Company of NCS. WESTON will provide an integrated approach to combine construction management and green development in planning, engineering, and construction of the Park. WESTON will implement green solutions throughout toward Platinum LEED certification. Construction will begin in 2009 with completion set for 2010.

WESTON will provide strategic services including sustainable solutions for design/build construction, construction management, design review, contract administration, field inspection, and administration of Quality Management and Risk Management Plans. In addition, it will ensure the “three R” theory of reduce, reuse, and recycle is implemented throughout the project.

Mr. N. Nageswara Rao, Director for DTCL and Managing Director of NCS, commented, “Our vision is to develop Delara Ecotourism Project as the landmark LEED Platinum Ecotourism development that would place Hyderabad on the global ecotourism map; attracting visitors nationally and internationally. We trust WESTON to turn our vision into reality. They have a long history of solving complex problems for their clients in a sustainable manner that also drives economic growth and revitalization. We look forward to working together to make a difference in Andhra Pradesh.”

“This project supports the government’s commitment to conserving the environment, while providing educational and recreational opportunities for the local population,” commented Patrick G. McCann, WESTON President and CEO. “Our Hyderabad professionals will draw upon our company’s global network of redevelopment, construction, and LEED-certified experts. Together they will provide an integrated, sustainable approach with minimal impact on the environment. We look to this project as a successful example of sustainable development under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and one the local community will enjoy for many years to come.”

“We are very excited to be involved in this green development edutainment project and will demonstrate our expertise in Smart and Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure through this project,” said Ram Pratti, President and CEO, Weston Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. “It is the first tourism project of its kind in India where only eco-friendly components are being used in its construction.”

Located within the boundaries of Hyderabad—just 2 kilometers away from Hitech City, Madhapur—the 128-acre park will feature a botanical garden, a research, development, and training facility, and other visitor amenities including food courts, tourist accommodations, and souvenir shops.

About DTCL and NCS Group:
Delara Tourism Corporation Limited (DTCL) was established by the NCS Group with the primary objective of developing and implementing projects such as resorts, gardens, and other ventures that will help promote tourism. The NCS Group is one of the leading business houses with its Corporate Headquarters at Hyderabad, and has businesses in diverse sectors like sugar, power, vegetable oil, and Port-based infrastructure. The NCS Group is also expanding its footprint in the renewable energy market sector.

About WESTON
Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) is The Trusted Integrator for Sustainable Solutions, specializing in environmentally challenging sites. WESTON delivers integrated, sustainable solutions for environmental restoration, property redevelopment, design/build construction, green buildings, and clean energy. Dedicated to making a difference in the world, the company’s 1,800 people reach out from 60 offices around the globe to build strong stakeholder relationships. WESTON has been responding to our clients’ toughest problems for more than 50 years.

WESTON environmental solutions include site assessment, remediation, and water and air services. The company’s property redevelopment services integrate sustainability, risk transfer, and financial solutions to revitalize impaired property. Design/build construction services for facilities and infrastructure include construction and renovation management, fuel systems, and water/wastewater. Green building services include GreenGrid® roofing, LEED consulting, and green site selection. WESTON also focuses its sustainable solutions on energy efficiency, renewable energy and fuels, greenhouse gas management, and landfill gas recovery.
For more information about WESTON, visit www.westonsolutions.com

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