Pakistan seeks project management, ecological management for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks expressions of interest for project management and for an ecological-biodiversity plan for the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan’s Indus River. Responses to two solicitations are due August 18 and 26.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif broke ground in June for the total 4,320-MW Dasu Stage 1 and 2 project. The run-of-river project is 240 kilometers upstream from the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project near Dasu in Kohistan District.

Dasu Stage 1 includes construction of a 242-meter-tall roller-compacted-concrete dam, underground powerhouse and switchgear cavern, and six turbine-generators. About 34 villages with 7,000 people are to be relocated and 4,104 hectares to be inundated.

With funding from the World Bank, WAPDA now invites expressions of interest by August 18 to the following address for project management, monitoring and evaluation of project implementation, and independent supervision of environmental and social management plans. For information, contact Office of General Manager (Hydro) Planning, Sunny View Estate, Kashmir Road, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202717; Fax: (92) 42-99202722; E-mail: dasuhpp@yahoo.com, gmhpw@wapda.gov.pk; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.

WAPDA also invites expressions of interest by August 26 to the following address for consultancy services for preparation of detailed ecological-biodiversity management plans as recommended by the project’s environment and social assessment. For information, contact Office of General Manager, Dasu Hydropower Project, Sunny View Estate, Kashmir Road, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202717; Fax: (92) 42-99201979; E-mail: dasuhpp@yahoo.com; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.
 

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