African agencies seek infrastructure development studies

African development agencies plan to seek consultants to perform infrastructure development studies for sectors including transport, energy, telecommunications, and trans-boundary water resources.

The African Union Commission (AUC), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Secretariat, and African Development Bank (AfDB) are jointly preparing the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa. The project is jointly financed with funds managed by AUC and AfDB, the executing agency. (HNN 2/7/08)

They program is to establish a strategic framework for development of regional and continental infrastructure in transport, energy, telecommunications, and water. It also is to establish an infrastructure development program and an implementation strategy.

Project components include four separate studies in the sectors in question as well as design of a support database, and an audit.

Consulting firms are to be recruited under AfDB guidelines. Bid documents are expected to be available in August. Prospective bidders are invited to contact the address below to express their interest in the work.

For information, contact Officer in Charge M. Salawou, NEPAD Division, African Development Bank, BP 323-1002, Tunis, Tunisia; (216) 7110-3077; Fax: (216) 7133-2694; E-mail: m.salawou@afdb.org.

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