KfW Chouses Consultant on Water and Sewerage Systems in Azerbaijani Regions

Business Materials 15 November 2007 16:23 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Khalilova / The German KfW development bank appointed consultant for the project to restore water supply and sewerage systems in Ganja and Shaki Cities of Azerbaijan. The consultant was elected the Swiss consulting company Colenco, Natig Abdullayev, the KFW's Baku office's head reported. Presently, negotiations are held with the company. Colenco won the tender held on 3 August. The tender was held among three Swiss firms.

"Our company has not been represented in Azerbaijan yet, but we are interested in Azerbaijani market. The water project is the first project that we will render engineering services on management," Diter Muller, the head of the Department on Water and Environment of Colenco.

Abdullayev said that international experts would be involved to estimate the technical economic grounds as the document was developed three years ago.

KFW's representative believes that the measures directed to upgrade water supply systems and construction work to be held simultaneously.

The project envisages improvement of quality of water and sewerage systems in Ganja and Shaki Cities. The budget of the project constituted € 55mln.

Within the framework of the agreement signed in Bern in October 2006 KFW will allocate € 37mln and Swiss State Secretariat on Economic Issues (Seco) - €10mln for implementation of the project. The Azerbaijan's share € 8mln. The implementation of the project causes development of population state in Azerbaijan's Ganja and Shaki Cities.