Pakistan invites consultants for Alternative Energy board

Pakistan invites expressions of interest from consultants to help its Alternative Energy Development Board develop a renewable energy policy including hydropower. Responses are due October 15.

With US$800,000 in technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the government plans to hire consultants to help develop a comprehensive renewable energy policy and to assist in capacity development for the Alternative Energy Development Board. (HNN 8/11/06)

Among consultant responsibilities is coordination with Punjab Province’s Irrigation and Power Department and North West Frontier Province’s Sarhad Hydel Development Organization, each of which are developing groups of small hydropower projects. (HNN 8/25/06)

ADB said the task is expected to begin January 1 and will require 11 months of renewable energy experts in areas such as small to medium hydropower, wind, solar, and waste-to-energy technologies, as well as an energy economist and an institutional development specialist.

Expressions of interest may be submitted until October 15 via the ADB Internet site, www.adb.org, under Opportunities/Business Opportunities/Consulting Services Recruitment Notices/Pakistan/Renewable Energy Policy Formulation.

The ADB project officer is P. Abeygunawardena, Principal Energy Economist, Asian Development Bank, P.O. Box 789, 0980 Manila, Philippines; (63) 2-6326363; E-mail: pabeygunawardena@adb.org. For information, contact Alternative Energy Development Board, Mujahid Sadiq, Head, International Assistance Management Office, B-344 Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Constitution Ave., Islamabad, Pakistan; (92) 51-9207594; Fax: (92) 51-9205790; E-mail: mujahid@aedb.org.

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