Pakistan extends deadline for financial advisers to hydro program

The government of Pakistan has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to provide advice in structuring and financing hydroelectric projects. Responses now are due December 21, 2009.

Pakistan previously called for responses from consultants by November 21 in two solicitations. (HydroWorld 11/9/09) It also recruited consultants for the program in June to serve as resident adviser to a financing cell being established to support construction of several large hydroelectric projects. (HydroWorld 6/1/09)

Pakistan’s Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF) extended the November deadline for expressions of interest from consulting firms with experience in structuring and financing of hydro projects to review Pakistan’s water and power sector and help implement a framework for private sector participation in hydropower.

Expressions of interest now are due December 21. For information, contact M. Sarfraz Khan, Resident Adviser/Head – MWRFC, Infrastructure Project Development Facility, No. 2, Street No. 59, Sector F-7/4, Islamabad, Pakistan; (92) 51-2656090; Fax: (92) 51-9205926; E-mail:; Internet:

Study of small dams, water storage sought

Under the same overall program, Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project, Pakistan invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare feasibility studies of small dams and water storage. Responses are due December 24, 2009.

Work is to include identification and ranking of all potential sites for small to medium-sized dams and water storages, feasibility studies for selected sites, and detailed engineering design, project planning reports, and tender documents for the selected sites.

Expressions of interest are due by 3 p.m. December 24 to the address below. For information, contact Project Director, WCAP/PMPIU, Plot No. 6, Office of Chief Engineering Adviser, Sector G-5/1, Near Old MNA Hostel, Islamabad, Pakistan; (92) 51-9244604; Fax: (92) 51-9244599; E-mail:


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