Malawi seeks social, environmental assessment of 175-MW Fufu hydro project

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Malawi's Ministry of Energy invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 100- to 175-MW Fufu hydroelectric project on Malawi's South Rukuru River. Responses are due November 28.

The energy ministry recruited consultants in 2012 to perform a feasibility study of the Fufu project.

The government received a grant and credit from the World Bank's International Development Association to finance the Energy Sector Support Project. A portion of the funding is to be used for the Fufu project study. The ministry also recruited consultants in September to perform a feasibility study of the 160- to 370-MW Kholombidzo hydroelectric project on the Shire River.

The environmental and social impact assessment of the Fufu project and related transmission lines is to include an environmental and social management plan and a resettlement policy framework and action plan. The work is to be carried out over 12 months in parallel with the Fufu project feasibility study.

Expressions of interest are due by 2 p.m. November 28 to Chairman, Internal Procurement Committee, Ministry of Energy, Capital Hill, Private Bag 350, Lilongwe 3 Malawi; Fax: (265) 1788689; E-mail: lewismhango@yahoo.com.

For information, Contact Project Coordinator, Ministry of Energy, Capital Hill, Private Bag 350, Lilongwe 3 Malawi; (265) 1771954; E-mail: lewismhango@yahoo.com.

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