Afghans seek Khanabad irrigation rehab, new 10.5-MW hydro

The government of Afghanistan invites applications for pre-qualification to supervise rehabilitation of the Khanabad irrigation system and to study, design, and supervise development of a 10.5-MW hydroelectric plant as part of the project. Responses are due November 28.

With assistance from the European Community, the government of Afghanistan seeks to rehabilitate the Khanabad scheme, which was 80 percent completed by 1979, but never put into operation.

Work is to include:
Lot 1: Construction supervision for rehabilitation of civil and mechanical works, canals, and control structures, budget 640,000 euros (US$814,000);
Lot 2: Institutional development and social water management, establishing water user groups, rules, and fees for use, budget 840,000 euros (US$1.07 million);
Lot 3: Feasibility study, tender design, tender evaluation, and construction supervision of hydro plant on left bank main canal, budget 400,000 euros (US$508,000).

Applications for pre-qualification must be submitted using a standard application form available from the European Union Internet site, http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/index_en.htm.

Applications in English are due by mail or hand delivery to the address below by 4 p.m. November 28. The envelope must be marked with the contract title and publication reference, ALA – Services for the rehabilitation of the Khanabad irrigation scheme: 1. Construction supervision, 2. Technical assistance to social water management, 3. Design of hydropower plant, EuropeAid/123217/C/SER/AF.

The European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan expects to invite between four and eight pre-qualified firms to submit tenders by December 20.

For information, contact European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan, Finance and Contracts Section, Building 1, House 2, East Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan.

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