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Namibia: Otjiwarongo Seeks Consultant for Two Waste Valorization Plants

With the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the municipality of Otjiwarongo in Namibia is seeking a consultant for the studies of two wastewater and solid waste reclamation projects respectively.

The call for expressions of interest is open until 12 May 2023. The municipal authorities of Otjiwarongo, located in the Otjozondjupa region of Namibia, want to recruit a consultancy firm to assist the municipality in the development of wastewater and solid waste projects. The main objective is to build dedicated plants through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Over a period of 18 months, the selected consultancy will be responsible for assessing the feasibility of the projects, preparing the tender documents and providing consultancy services during the tender process up to the financial closure of the projects. “This will involve examining whether the project is a desirable, viable and feasible investment, as such a decision is likely to have long-term implications from the choice of procurement option and specifically includes the feasibility analysis. The consultant will also review the production specifications, PPP structuring, financial structuring, call for qualifications, call for proposals, draft PPP agreement, off-taker agreements, project implementation schedule and transaction process management,” says the African Development Bank (AfDB), which is supporting the Otjiwarongo municipality in the recruitment process.

The future consultant will also prepare the documents for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) with a detailed environmental and social management plan, a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), a livelihood restoration plan, a stakeholder engagement plan, a grievance redress mechanism, and ensure that Namibia’s environmental management licenses for effluent and solid waste reclamation at Otjiwarongo are obtained. The aim is to reduce soil and water pollution in this municipality of 22,964 inhabitants.

Based on the data provided by the client and the proposed work, the consultant will liaise with the client and other relevant stakeholders, draw on its own experience and internationally accepted standards and practices to undertake all environmental management and livelihood restoration work.

Source : Afrik21