Nile Basin Initiative seeks map equipment for water resources

The 10-nation Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) seeks bids to supply map scanner/plotter equipment to eight offices for its water resources planning and management program. Bids are due April 30.

With funding from World Bank agencies, NBI’s water resources planning and management program recently recruited consultants to develop processes and software for a Basin Decision Support System. (HNN 1/11/08) In separate activity, NBI, which includes Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, also is developing a regional power trade project. (HNN 1/3/08)

The current solicitation seeks supply of nine map scanner/plotter combinations for delivery to eight United Nations Development Program offices in Addis Ababa (two units); Bujumbura, Burundi; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; Cairo, Egypt; Nairobi, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda; Khartoum, Sudan; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Bid documents in English may be obtained from the address below. Bids are due by 10 a.m. April 30. For information, contact Project Management Unit, Water Resources Planning and Management Project, Dessie Road, In front of Ararat Hotel, behind Lesotho Embassy, P.O. Box 60173, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; (251) 11-6467011; Fax: (251) 11-6467014; E-mail:

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