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Pakistan seeks construction supervision of 960-MW Neelum-Jhelum

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids for design and construction supervision of the 960-MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project, on the Neelum and Jhelum rivers in the Azad Jammu Kashmir Region. Bids are due October 31.

The Pakistan government previously said it plans to borrow US$16 billion from international banks to build Neelum-Jhelum and the 4,500-MW Basha and 3,600-MW Kalabagh projects. (HNN 8/31/07) China Gezhouba Group Corp. and China National Machinery &Equipment Import &Export Corp. were successful bidders for civil construction, and mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic steel works for Neelum-Jhelum.

WAPDA said it seeks a consultant to review of detailed design for civil works, prepare construction drawings, and review design and specification for plant and equipment for hydraulic steel works, electrical and mechanical works, construction supervision, contracts management, installation and testing, and progress monitoring.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below for 5,000 rupees (US$83). Bids are due by noon October 31.

For information, contact General Manager Hasnain Afzal, Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project (NJHEP), WAPDA, D-Block, Sunny View Estate, Empress Road, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-9202661; Fax: (92) 42-9202574; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.

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