Rehab tendering seen for Afghans’ Khanabad irrigation

Tendering is expected in January for extensive civil works to rehabilitate Afghanistan’s Khanabad irrigation system.

The European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan said it anticipates issuing a procurement notice by January 15 for five lots to rehabilitate Khanabad barrage and canal structures. Works for each lot are expected to take 18 to 21 months to complete.

With assistance from the European Community, the government of Afghanistan seeks to rehabilitate the Khanabad scheme, which was 80 percent completed by 1979, but never put into operation. The government took applications for pre-qualification in November for supervision of the rehabilitation, which also is to include development of a 10.5-MW hydroelectric plant. (HNN 10/24/06)

In a works contract forecast, the European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan said procurements cannot be issued for 30 days and that prospective bidders should not send requests for information at this time. The European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan is located at the Finance and Contracts Section, Building 1, House 2, East Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan.

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