Tajikistan seeks rehab of 126-MW Kayrakkum dam, embankments

The government of Tajikistan has issued two solicitations for improvements to Kayrakkum Reservoir embankments and 126-MW Kayrakkum Dam. Expressions of interest are due February 19 and 23.

The government received a US$13 million grant from the World Bank’s International Development Association to carry out the Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project, which includes work on Kayrakkum Dam (also spelled Kairakkum). In 2005, the Tajikistan Ministry of Energy awarded a contract to Eurasia Link Ltd. of the United States for a feasibility study of refurbishing four hydroelectric projects in Tajikistan, including the 126-MW Kairakkum project, which was commissioned in 1957. (HNN 12/29/05)

In one solicitation under the Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project, the government seeks expressions of interest from consultants to provide detail design for rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems and strengthening of reservoir embankments. Responses including qualifications are due by 4 p.m. February 19 to the address below.

The second solicitation under the project seeks consultants to prepare dam safety and emergency planning actions for Kayrakkum Dam on the Syr Darya River. Work also includes storage and sediment studies, improvements to flow gauging stations, dam monitoring system improvements, design of works, and preparation of bid documents. Responses including qualifications are due by 4 p.m. February 23 to the address below.

For information, contact Director Sharipov Vohid Rustamovich, Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project, 5/1 Shamsi St., Dushanbe 734054 Tajikistan; (992) 372-2366208; E-mail: pmu@fvwrmp.tj.

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