Nepal seeks four-river basin plans including hydropower assessment

Karnali River

The Nepal Water and Energy Commission Secretariat invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare basin plans for four rivers examining the availability of water resources for uses including hydropower. Responses are due October 28.

The secretariat received financing from the World Bank for the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project under which the basin plans are to be developed. Earlier this year, the World Bank's International Finance Corp. pledged to provide US$6 billion in financing for the development of hydroelectric projects in Nepal.

In the current solicitation, the government seeks consultants to prepare a basin plan for each of four river basins to utilize water resources in a sustainable manner with due consideration to environment and aquatic ecosystem. The plans are to develop an integrated water resources development planning system that will enable the assessment and analysis of water availability, use and demand across a range of uses including hydropower, irrigation, water supply, environment and flood disaster risk management.

The river basins include the Karnali, whose hydro projects include the 900-MW Upper Karnali; the Gandaki, or Kali Gandaki whose projects include 144-MW Kali Gandaki A, the Babai and the West Rapti.

Detailed terms of reference may be obtained from the secretariat Internet site, www.wecs.gov.np.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by 5 p.m., Nepal time, October 28 to the address below. For information, contact Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, Project Coordinator, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal; (977) 1-4211415; Fax: (977) 1-4211425; E-mail: wecs@mos.com.np; Internet: www.wecs.gov.np.

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