Pakistan seeks feasibility studies of two projects

Pakistan invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare feasibility studies of two hydroelectric projects in Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP). Responses are due March 14.

The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) said it received a technical assistance loan of US$2.1 million from the Asian Development Bank to develop bankable feasibility studies for the 127-MW Shogo-Sin project on Lutkho River near Chitral and the 102-MW Shushghai-Zhendoli project on Tirich Gol River near Buni.

The projects were identified by Sarhad Hydel Development Organization (SHYDO) with technical collaboration of Germany’s technical assistance organization, Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), in the study Regional Power Planning in NWFP.

The studies are to be developed by international or domestic engineering consulting firms registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council.

Documents may be obtained from the PPIB Internet site, www.ppib.gov.pk. PPIB plans to invite bids from a short-list of bidders.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by 4 p.m. March 15. For information, contact Director Projects N.A. Zubari, Private Power &Infrastructure Board, Ministry of Water &Power, 50 Nazimuddin Road, F-7/4, Islamabad, Pakistan; (92) 51-9202354; Fax: (92) 51-9217735; E-mail: zuberi@ppib.gov.pk, Internet: www.ppib.gov.pk.

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