Nepal seeks consultants for private sector hydro program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to implement a private sector hydropower development program in Nepal. Responses are due January 11, 2008.

The bank is providing US$600,000 in technical assistance to hire consultants to help promote private sector participation in Nepal’s hydropower sector to harness the country’s significant hydropower potential. Consultants are to help Nepal’s Department of Electricity Development to develop and implement a competitive bidding framework to foster private sector participation in the hydro sector.

Expressions of interest are due by January 11, 2008. Work is expected to be performed between March and July 2008.

Expressions of interest (EOI) may be submitted via the ADB Internet site at www.adb.org/Documents/ADBBO/CSRN/AOTA/41025012.ASP. Terms of reference are on the website.

The implementing agency is to be the Nepal Ministry of Water Resources. The ADB project officer for the technical assistance program is Neside T. Anvaripour, Energy Division, SARD, Asian Development Bank, P.O. Box 789, 0980 Manila, Philippines; (63) 2-6326468; E-mail: ntasanvaripour@adb.org; Internet: www.adb.org.

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