Asia and Oceania

Iran seeks Haji-arab, Kharrud watershed studies

Iran’s Ministry of Interior seeks expressions of interest from consultants to study watershed management in the Haji-arab and Kharrud basins of Qazvin Region. Responses are due August 9.

Iran received a World Bank loan for earthquake emergency recovery from which it intends to finance the study of the basins. Haji-arab (Balakhanloo) Basin comprises 63,000 hectares and Kharrud (Nohob) Basin comprises 400,000 hectares.

Work includes:
o Phase 1: Feasibility study of watershed management, based on area maps, to recognize specifications of watershed resources; evaluate problems, limitations, and potentials of the watersheds; and determine sensitive or critical areas for watershed management planning; and
o Phase 2: Detail design of related watershed projects, based on maps, to scrutinize Phase 1 results; carry out detailed design of biological, biomechanical, and mechanical operations in sensitive and critical areas; prepare and present contract drawing and executive directions; perform technical and economic evaluations; and integrate client’s recommendation in Phase 2 study reports and drawings.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due to the address below by August 9. For information, contact Project Manager Hamzeh Shakib, Project Management Unit, Natural Disaster Research Institute, Bldg. No. 1, Shabdiz St., Shahid Fayyazi St. (Fereshteh), Vali-e-Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran; Tel/Fax: (98) 21-2617053; E-mail: [email protected]