Eastern Nile to seek consultants for first joint basin program

The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) plans to seek bids from consultants to help identify the Eastern Nile countries’ first joint multipurpose program.

The multi-nation ENTRO, representing Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, has applied for a US$6 million grant from the Nile Basin Trust Fund. It has been investigating power trade opportunities, interconnection, and three hydropower projects, 2,000-MW Mandaya and 1,200-MW Border in Ethiopia near the Sudan border, and 780-MW Dal 1 in Sudan near the Egypt border. (HNN 11/21/07)

ENTRO said it expects to recruit consultants for the Eastern Nile First Joint Multipurpose Program (JMP1) Identification Project.

Component 1 of the program includes JMP1 identification studies, information/knowledge base enhancement, and special studies. Component 2 of the program includes capacity building and implementation support, regional consultation and information sharing, project management, and a development roadmap for preparing the first JMP1 investment projects.

Consultants that want to receive a copy of advertisements inviting expressions of interest are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Project Coordinator Ahmed Khalid, Joint Multipurpose Program, Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO), P.O. Box 27173 Code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; (251) 11-6461130; Fax: (251) 11-6459407; E-mail: entro@nilebasin.org.

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