Liberia seeks social, environmental impact training for hydropower, electric sector

The government of Liberia invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide training in social and environmental impact assessments for power sector projects, including hydropower projects. Responses are due September 27.

One of the government’s primary initiatives has been the refurbishment of the war-damaged 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project. There are other initiatives such as Catalyzing New Renewable Energy in Rural Liberia which includes constructing the 60-kW Yandohun hydroelectric project and associated transmission and distribution networks.

Liberia Electricity Corp. (LEC) now invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide training in environmental impact and social impact assessments and resettlement action plans to create in-house capacity to review such reports and to perform environmental management and monitoring. Staff is to be trained for such work on all power sector projects, including hydropower projects, in which LEC becomes involved.

Expressions of interest are due to the address below by 5 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, September 27. LEC plans to contact a short-list of respondents.

For information, contact Chief Executive Officer, Liberia Electricity Corp., P.O. Box 10-165, Waterside, 1000, Monrovia, 10 Liberia; (231) 886-589883; E-mail: gsylvestre@mhi.mb.ca, matt.yaquinto@mhi.mb.ca, pmashingaidze@lecliberia.com.

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