Eastern Nile countries seek planning model consultant

The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) invites expressions of interest from international consultants to help implement the Eastern Nile Planning Model Project. Responses are due September 30, 2009.

The multi-nation ENTRO, representing Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, has applied for a US$6 million grant from the Nile Basin Trust Fund. It has been investigating power trade opportunities, interconnection, and three hydropower projects, 2,000-MW Mandaya and 1,200-MW Border in Ethiopia near the Sudan border, and 780-MW Dal 1 in Sudan near the Egypt border. (HydroWorld 1/12/09)

ENTRO seeks a consultant to provide technical assistance to implement the Eastern Nile Planning Model Project, which is to enable the three ENTRO countries to develop an improved decision support modeling framework to identify water-related investments and evaluate them in a regional context from economic, environmental, and social perspectives.

The project includes three components, knowledge base development, a modeling system, and institutional and human capacity building. The consultant work is to require 30 months.

Expressions of interest are due September 30. For information, contact Regional Coordinator for ENPM Project, Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO), P.O. Box 27173-1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; (251) 11-6461130; Fax: (251) 11-6459407; E-mail: entro@nilebasin.org; Internet: www.nilebasin.org.

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