Zambia seeks engineering supervision to build Kanakantapa Dam

The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide engineering supervision for the construction of Kanakantapa Dam on the Kanakantapa River in Zambia’s Chongwe District. Responses are due October 14.

The government of Finland in cooperation with the African Development Bank is providing funding to Zambia for a small-scale irrigation project that includes construction of Kanakantapa Dam. The initiative is one of several international efforts to support Zambezi River Basin investments including hydropower, agriculture and irrigation, rural development.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives plans to develop the large earthfill dam on the Kanakantapa in a subbasin between Kariba Dam, site of 600-MW Kariba North Bank and 750-MW Kariba South Bank, and 2,040-MW Cahora Bassa Dam.

The dam is to provide a reservoir of 25 million cubic meters as part of a 620-hectare irrigation project for farmers who were resettled as a result of construction of Kariba Dam.

Consultants are being recruited to participate in evaluation of dam construction tenders, to supervise construction, and to provide professional advice on the project to the ministry. The work is expected to require 12 months.

Expressions of interest, labeled “Engineering Supervision (Dam Construction)” are due by 5 p.m. October 14 to the address below. For information, contact Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Attn.: Acting Head, Procurement and Supplies Unit, Mulungushi House, 3rd Floor, Room 310, Independence Ave., P.O. Box 50197, Lusaka, Zambia; (260) 211-252651.

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