Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced it intends to pre-qualify contractors for the construction of the main works of the Mangla dam raising project. Bids will be in the last quarter of 2003, with financing expected from the government of Pakistan.
The existing 138m high Mangla dam – which has been in operation since 1967 – is an earthfill dam with a clay core and gravel and rolled sandstone shoulders. It’s crest level is planned to be raised by 9m to increase its storage capacity. The orifices of the main spillway will be modified and gate controls also shifted. Ancillary works like the intake and other embankments along the rim of the reservoir will also be raised and/or strengthened for the raised conservation level. No modification of the power house is planned.
Pre-qualification will be conducted generally in accordance with the World Bank’s pre-qualification procedures and is open to Pakistani and foreign firms licensed by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). Under PEC byelaws for the construction and operation of engineering works, foreign firm are required to form joint venture with Pakistani constructors. The participation of the Pakistani constructor is expected to be substantive. Closing date for applications is 2 September 2003.
• Skyways Construction Ltd of Islamabad, Pakistan, has announced it intends to create a worldwide consortium to pre-qualify for construction work at Magla. If you are interested in participating in the consortium, please contact: Chaudhry Tahir Hussain, Chief Executive, Skyways Construction (PVT) Ltd, Plot 203, Street No 1, Industrial area, Sector 1-10/3, Islamabad – 44000 Pakistan. Tel: +92 51 111 929 929/4446505 8. Fax: +92 51 4445230. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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