Water for Growth Rwanda is a joint Rwanda – Netherlands programme, implemented by the Government of Rwanda and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), covering a period of 4 years from May 2015 up to and including April 2019. The overall objective of the programme is to effectively manage water resources to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development and equitably improved livelihoods. The implementation is through a consortium of Mott MacDonald (lead), SHER and SNV.
Masaka is a wetland located in the south-east of Kigali. Recently, the wetland has been subjected to flooding putting at risk major infrastructures in the vicinity. A combination of climatic factors and manmade activities (major agriculture development, industries, roads, etc. all reclaiming wetland areas) have resulted in constant flooding and formation of a permanent lake in the wetland that, when affected by water level increases associated with rainfall events, threaten major infrastructure. None of the previous assessments of flooding in area were done using a proper, in-depth assessment of hydrological changes within the area; nor did they seek to determine what exactly the problem/s is/are and how to best address it/them.
The Government of Rwanda (GoR) would ideally like to protect the wetland environment and, at the same time, protect existing infrastructures in the area.
It is within this context that the Ministry of Environment (MoE) through the Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority/ Water Resources Management Department (RWFA/WRMD), with the support of the Water for Growth Rwanda (W4GR) programme, intends to procure the services of a Consultant to conduct a hydrological and hydraulic study that will allow decisions to be made on how to ensure sustainable flood risk management for infrastructure around, and environmental protection of, the wetland area.
Tenders should be submitted to the following email addresses by 11th January 2019 by 18.00 CAT:
Bids must remain valid for a period of 90 days after their submission date. For more details read documents attached.