Consultants sought to assess Vietnam hydro sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) seeks expressions of interest from consultants to help conduct a strategic environmental assessment of Vietnam’s hydropower sector. Responses are due March 15.

ADB proposes providing US$800,000 in technical assistance to help build capacity of Electricity of Vietnam and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to assess cumulative effects of hydroelectric projects in Vietnam. ADB intends the program to support long-term hydropower development in Vietnam that is sustainable, environmentally sound, and sensitive to comprehensive effects and risks.

The bank anticipates that 12 person-months of international consultants and 13 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. The budget for consulting services is US$475,000. Work is expected to begin in May and be completed in April 2007.

Expressions of interest (EOI) may be submitted via the ADB Internet site, www.adb.org, under Opportunities/Business Opportunities/Consulting Services Recruitment Notices/Vietnam. The ADB project officer is Shih-Liang Tu, Infrastructure Division, Mekong Department, Asian Development Bank, P.O. Box 789, 0980 Manila, Philippines; (63) 2-6326753; E-mail: sltu@adb.org.

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