DR Congo recruits more legal aid for financing Inga rehab

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks expressions of interest from consultants to provide legal assistance in financing the rehabilitation of the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River. Responses are due January 22.

The DRC has received funding from the World Bank’s International Development Association and previously solicited consultants and more general legal assistance to guide Inga rehabilitation and financing. (HNN 10/25/06)

The government noted the generation, transmission, and distribution system of national utility Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL) is in an advanced state of disrepair. Currently the 350-MW Inga 1 and 1,424-MW Inga 2 plants produce a total of only 500 MW due to lack of maintenance. (HNN 11/17/06)

SNEL seeks legal assistance for analysis, drafting, and negotiation of contracts relating to financing rehabilitation of the Inga power stations and others.

Expressions of interest, and qualifications, must be submitted by e-mail to the addresses below by January 22. For information, contact COPIREP/Secretariat Executif (Cellule de passation des marches), Immeuble SOFIDE, 4eme etage, Croisement des avenues Lemarinel et Kisangani No. 9-11, Kinshasa/Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo; (243) 99-9939531; E-mail: cpm@copirep.org, copirep@copirep.org; Internet: www.copirep.org.

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