Ethiopia seeks topographic survey for Lake Tana sub-basin development project

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water and Energy has reissued a call for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a topographic survey of the Lake Tana sub-basin flood plain, part of an Ethiopia water resources development and environmental management project. Responses are due March 5.

The ministry issued a similar call in 2011 with World Bank funding for the Tana and Beles Integrated Water Resources Development Project. The Tana and Beles project is intended to develop enabling institutions and investments for integrated planning, management, and development in the Tana and Beles sub-basins, site of the 460-MW Beles hydroelectric project.

The ministry recruited an international expert in embankment dam design and monitoring for the program in 2012.

The ministry now seeks consultants to prepare a detailed topographic map that will help identify the existing nature of all flood plain features, including specific landscape values that might be affected by different levels of floods. Beginning June 30, the work is to support accurate flood plain modeling.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, an original and two copies, are due by 4 p.m. March 5. For information, contact Ministry of Water and Energy, Tana and Beles Integrated Water Resource Development Project, Attn.: Ato Murad Umer, Procurement Specialist, 3rd Floor, Room 303, P.O. Box 5744, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; (251) 1-16626865; Fax: (251) 1-16637038; Internet:

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