The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is launching a call for tenders for the construction of the Oshakati drinking water plant in northern Namibia. Interested companies have until 21 August 2023 to apply.
More than a year after the announcement of the project to build a new drinking water plant in the town of Oshakati, located in the Oshana region, one of the least arid in northern Namibia, the state-owned Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is launching a call for tenders from local and international companies. The call for expressions of interest was published on 10 July 2023 by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which is financing the water project.
The winning company will build a drinking water treatment plant with a production capacity of 50,000 m3 per day to support the existing 40,000 m3 per day plant, supplied from the Calueque dam in southern Angola via the 150 km Calueque-Oshakati canal. The drinking water produced will be used to supply urban centres and rural areas in the Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions.
With the construction of the future drinking water plant at Oshakati, the town’s production capacity should be increased to 90,000 m3 per day. The project is part of Namibia’s Water Sector Support Programme. In March 2020, the AfDB allocated more than US$125 million to the Namibian government to implement the programme. This funding comes from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund (RWSSI-TF).
According to the AfDB, Namibia’s water sector support programme will be implemented by 2024, providing more than one million people with access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. Companies interested in the call for expressions of interest have until 21 August 2023 to submit their bids.
For more information on the call for tenders, click here.