Iraq seeks auditor of rehab for 415-MW Dokan, 249-MW Derbandikhan

The government of Iraq seeks expressions of interest from auditors to review financing for the emergency rehabilitation of the 415-MW Dokan and 249-MW Derbandikhan hydroelectric projects. Responses are due April 9.

The World Bank approved a US$40 million loan to Iraq in 2006 to finance urgent repairs and to prepare for subsequent full rehabilitation of the dams in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. (HNN 12/18/06) The projects, which require major rehabilitation due to neglect and damage from war, were built in 1975 and 1987 to serve the Iraq grid as peaking plants.

The Kurdistan Regional Government seeks an external auditor to express a professional opinion about: the rehabilitation program’s financial statements at the end of each fiscal year; a semi-annual review report of financial monitoring reports; expenditures reimbursed on the basis of statements of expenditures; and that World Bank procurement guidelines and financing and project agreements have generally been complied with.

Expressions of interest are due to the address below by April 9. For information, contact Kurdistan Regional Government, Ministry of Electricity, Minister Hoshyar A. Siwail, and Fatih Saeed Salih, Directorate of Electricity Generation-Sulaymaniyah, P.O. Box 388, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq; (964) 7-701580336; E-mail:;

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