Pakistan seeks consultants for national flood protection plan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 5/22/12 (PennWell) — The government of Pakistan invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a national flood protection plan as well as an information system and database. Responses are due June 5.

The government received a loan from the World Bank’s International Development Association for its Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project. Under the program, Pakistan recruited consultants in 2010 to study financing for hydropower projects in the Indus River Basin and to upgrade tools, water resources databases, and management systems for its water sector.

Under the same program, the government now seeks consultants to develop the National Flood Protection Plan IV for the next 10 years. Work is to include development of a comprehensive inventory and evaluation of existing flood protection infrastructure; flood plain mapping and zoning for the Indus River and its major tributaries; preparation of a law to restrict permanent settlements in flood risk areas; and development of a database system to store and retrieve data for preparation and dissemination of flood reports.

Instructions for consulting firms for the assignment may be obtained from the Internet at www.ppra.org.pk or www.pakwater.gov.pk. Expressions of interest and qualifications are due to the address below by 3 p.m. June 5.

For information, contact Project Director, Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project (WCAP), Project Management and Policy Implementation Unit (PMPIU), Office of Chief Engineering Adviser, Plot No. 6, G – 5/1, Near Old MNA Hostel, Islamabad, Pakistan; (92) 51-9244590; Fax: (92) 51-9244599; E-mail: tlwcap@gmail.com; Internet: www.pakwater.gov.pk.

Pakistan seeks consultants for refurbishment of Jinnah Barrage

The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan’s Punjab State invites expressions of interest from consultants to oversee rehabilitation of Jinnah Barrage on the Indus River and other irrigation and water management improvements. Responses are due January 4, 2010.

A joint venture of MM Pakistan and Nippon Koei UK, a United Kingdom unit of Japan’s Nippon Koei, was named in 2007 to design the refurbishment work. Punjab seeks barrages, spill channels, river training works, rehabilitation of barrage floors, and retrofitting of small hydropower plants at Islam Barrage and Jinnah Barrage. In a separate project, Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority named MWH of the United States to provide construction management for the 96-MW Jinnah hydroelectric project. (HydroWorld 5/31/07)

The Irrigation and Power Department plans to seek bids for civil and mechanical works for rehabilitation and modernization of Jinnah Barrage, expected to cost US$111.5 million; improvement and modernization of irrigation and water management; monitoring and evaluation of social and environmental effects; and project management and technical assistance. (HydroWorld 11/13/09)

The current solicitation seeks consultants primarily to support implementation of work at Jinnah, which was built in 1943. Tasks are to include construction supervision, review of designs and bidding documents, implementation of the design and bidding process for some works, implementation of environmental and social action plans, and technical assistance for improvement of the irrigation and water management system.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by 2 p.m. January 4. For information, contact Head/Project Director, PMO for Punjab Barrages, Rehabilitation and Modernization Projects, Irrigation & Power Department, Government of Punjab, Project Offices Building, Canal Bank, Mustafabad, Dharampura, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99250351; Fax: (92) 42-99250352; E-mail: pmoipd@yahoo.com; Internet: www.irrigation.punjab.gov.pk.