Finnish water supply in rural Nepal
The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been engaged in the water sector in Nepal since 1989. The ministry is now commissioning a technical assistance consultancy contract for the third phase of the Rural Village Water Resources Management Project in Far and Midwestern Nepal, the economically poorest region of the country.
The overall objective of the project is to improve public health and reduce poverty within the project working area. The project aims to achieve full coverage of water supply and sanitation, and establishment of functional planning and implementation frameworks for all water uses in nine project districts.
The duration of the assignment is five years and the total maximum value of the contract including the option is EUR 6 million.
Finland’s contribution will cover investment for water supply, irrigation, renewable energy, the costs of the technical assistance, support for capacity building.
The main results to be achieved include institutionalised community capacity to construct and maintain the water supply; improved nutrition, food security and sustainable income at community level; and capacity at district level to conduct integrated water resources planning.
The deadline for the submission of tenders is December 7, 2015.