Senegal River agency names management consultant

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency has named a French consultant to study institutional reform of its basin management system.

Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS), which includes Senegal, Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania, awarded a contract worth 109,080 euros (US$156,682) to Office International de l’Eau. The consultant was chosen from among four bidders. (HNN 3/11/08)

Office International de l’Eau is to study institutional reform of OMVS, including institutional and legal framework, assets and experience in management of a trans-border basin, and the evolution of OMVS programs managing navigation and hydroelectric infrastructure.

OMVS received a credit of US$110 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association for the Senegal River integrated management program. The program is to include studies of five hydroelectric projects.

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