The first rehabilitation contracts will be tendered in about six months.
The contract was awarded by the Ministry of Municipalities & Public Works following an international competition. It involves the detailed design, preparation of tender documents and construction supervision for the rehabilitation and new construction of water intake facilities, water treatment plants, transmission facilities and distribution pipelines in three areas of Iraq.
Re-construction of the water supply in the Mid-Western region has became an urgent priority now that the economic and social situation has improved.
The Ministry of Municipalities & Public Works for Iraq has arranged financing from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) toward the cost of the water supply sector loan project. The total cost of the project is US$700m.
The rehabilitation contracts will be tendered in about six months time and the main contracts in 30-36 months time. Procurement will be split into a significant number of individual tenders covering new build, rehabilitation, transmission and distribution works.