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Mongolia seeks feasibility study plan for 300-MW Shuren hydro project

The government of Mongolia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare specifications for a feasibility study of the 300-MW Shuren hydroelectric development project. Responses are due June 4.

Mongolia received funding from the World Bank’s International Development Association for technical assistance to the Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS), which includes the proposed study of the Shuren project on Mongolia’s Selenge River. Under the same program, the government recruited consultants in May to prepare specifications for a feasibility study of dam construction on Mongolia’s Orkhon River including hydropower.

The World Bank’s International Finance Corp. recruited consultants in January to perform hydro-economic analyses to ensure sustainable water resource management by client countries including Mongolia. In 2008, consultants were recruited to help Mongolia develop an internationally consistent renewable energy development framework.

MINIS now seeks consultants to prepare detailed terms of reference for a feasibility study of the Shuren project to clarify timing, sequencing, and coordination of studies in the project implementation plan. The work, which is to require eight months, also includes helping the World Bank adjust the MINIS environmental and social management framework to specify and implement sufficient safeguard policies for the Shuren project.

Terms of reference for this assignment may be obtained from the MINIS Internet site, www.minis.mn. Expressions of interest are due by 3 p.m. June 4, by delivery, mail, fax, or e-mail to the address below.

For information, contact Project Implementation Unit, Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS), Attn.: B. Gerelbat, Procurement Specialist, Arig Center Building, Suite 401, Jamyan Gun Street-10, Khoroo 1, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Tel/Fax: (976) 70112689; E-mail: [email protected]; Internet: www.minis.mn.