Bank cancels environmental study qualifying for 1,870-MW Gibe 3

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has canceled its invitation for pre-qualification to perform additional environmental and social impact assessments of the 1,870-MW Gibe 3 hydroelectric project being built on Ethiopia’s Omo River.

Responses were to be due April 28 from contractors to perform an environmental and social impact assessment of Lake Turkana to which the Omo River is a main tributary. (HydroWorld 3/24/10)

EIB, which proposed the study to guide if and how to finance the project, did not indicate when the solicitation might be reopened.

For information, contact Stefan Kerpen, Head of Technical Assistance Unit, European Investment Bank, OPS B/DEAS/Technical Assistance Unit, 100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer L-2950 Luxembourg.

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