The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan’s Punjab State has named a Pakistani joint venture to design rehabilitation and modernization of Islam Barrage.
The joint venture of NESPAK and NDC of Pakistan was chosen from among three competitors with a bid of 37.1 million rupees (US$610,600). Bidders were compared on price, experience, methodology and work plan, staff qualifications, and knowledge transfer program.
Under the World Bank-funded Taunsa Barrage Emergency Rehabilitation and Modernization Project, Punjab sought design of barrages, spill channels, river training works, rehabilitation of barrage floors, and retrofitting of small hydro power plants at Islam Barrage and Jinnah Barrage.
The consultant is expected to prepare detail design, engineering estimate and cost analyses, tender and contract documents, and other documentation for Islam Barrage.