Madagascar seeks consultant for power sector reform

The government of Madagascar invites expressions of interest from consultants for an energy and power sector restructuring program that includes rehabilitation of existing hydropower and development of new hydro projects. Responses are due February 12.

The World Bank’s International Development Association has approved a US$10 million credit aimed at rebuilding the ailing national utility, Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama). Under the program in 2006, the government called for rehabilitation work at the 58-MW Andekaleka, 8.34-MW Antelomita, and 6.76-MW Volobe hydroelectric projects. (HNN 10/3/06)

In the current solicitation, the Ministry of Energy and Mines seeks consultants to advise the agency on power and water sector reform and help develop a strategy for capacity building. Additionally, the consultant is to assist in supervision of the management contract for Jirama. It also is to supervise implementation of donor-funded investment and to assist in project preparation for financing sector recovery and restructuring.

Terms of reference are available under Adviser MEM on the Internet site www.ore.mg. Expressions of interest are due by 4 p.m. February 12 to the address below.

For information, contact Ministry of Energy and Mines, Attn: SEM Olivier Donat Andriamahefaparany, Minister of Energy and Mines, BP 280 � Str. Farafaty, Ampandrianomby, Antananarivo 101 Madagascar; (261) 2-02259559; Fax: (261) 2-022259556; E-mail: memcab@wanadoo.mg.

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