India plans five-state dam rehabilitation program

India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) plans to seek bids for a dam rehabilitation and improvement program in five states as well as strengthening of the agency’s dam safety operation.

The government of India has applied to the World Bank for a US$370 million loan for the program, which is to include dam safety and rehabilitation works and institutional strengthening in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Orissa, and Chhattisgarh states.

Work is expected to include: rehabilitation and improvement of dams and associated structures; consultancies for safety reviews and interventions; institutional strengthening in the five states and the CWC; implementation support and management consultancy; procurement of services for dam safety training; and procurement of hardware and software, warning systems, and weather monitoring systems.

Firms that want to be included on a mailing list for invitations to bid are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Project Director, Dam Safety (Rehabilitation) Directorate, Central Water Commission, Room 725, Sewa Bhawan (North), R.K. Puram, New Delhi 110066 India; (91) 11-26189068; Fax: (91) 11-26101104; E-mail: dir-drip-cwc@nic.in.

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