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Nile group seeks study of Aswa Basin project including hydro

Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite expressions of interest from consultants to identify a multipurpose water resources development project, including hydropower, in the Aswa River Basin of Uganda and South Sudan. Responses are due August 15.

The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) recruited consultants in June to identify a multipurpose water resources development project, including hydro, in the eastern Africa basin of Lakes Edward, Albert, and George.

NELSAP states include Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Aswa Basin is part of the upper White Nile system and receives water from the Albert Nile and related tributaries.

NELSAP currently invites expressions of interest to identify a multipurpose water resources development project to improve water and food security, reduce flow variability and flood damage, contribute to socio-economic development, and address watershed degradation issues. The 10-month contract is to include a water resources assessment and preparation of a multipurpose investment strategy and bankable project. Uses are to include watershed and flood management, hydroelectric power, water supply, irrigation, fish and wildlife, navigation, wetlands management, recreation, and water quality.

Expressions of interest in English are due by 3 p.m. August 15 to the address below, labeled "Expression of Interest for Identification of a Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project in the Aswa River Basin."

For information, contact Procurement Office, Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP), P.O. Box 6759, Plot 1967, Boulevard de l'Umuganda, Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda; (250) 78-8307334; Fax: (250) 25-2580100; E-mail: nelwrd@nilebasin.org, nelcu@nilebasin.org; Internet: http://nilebasin.org/nelsap.

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