DR Congo seeks legal aid in financing Inga rehab

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks expressions of interest from consultants to provide legal assistance in financing the rehabilitation of the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River. Responses are due November 6.

The DRC has received funding from the World Bank’s International Development Association and previously solicited consultants to guide Inga rehabilitation. (HNN 8/29/06) The African Development Bank (AfDB) this month said it would pay a US$200 million shortfall in funding to refurbish the 1,774-MW Inga complex. (HNN 10/9/06)

Currently the 350-MW Inga 1 and 1,424-MW Inga 2 plants produce a total of only 500 MW due to lack of maintenance.

DRC national utility Societe Nationale de’Electricite (SNEL) seeks legal assistance for analysis, drafting, and negotiation of contracts relating to financing rehabilitation of the power stations. SNEL seeks high-level French-speaking experts with experience in similar work.

Expression of interest, and qualifications, must be submitted by e-mail to the addresses below by November 6. For information, contact COPIREP/Secretariat Executif (Cellule de passation des marches), Immeuble SOFIDE, 4eme etage, Croisement des avenues Lemarinel et Kisangani No. 9-11, Kinshasa/Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo; (243) 99-9939531; E-mail: cpm@copirep.org, copirep@copirep.org; Internet: www.copirep.org.

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