Iran’s Hormozgan Regional Water Company has invited companies to prequalify for the contract to build a dam and water supply project at Sarney.

Contractors have until 24 November to submit bids for the Sarney Storage Dam project, with the invitation to bid expected to be issued in the first quarter of 2014. The client has received funding from the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) for the scheme.

The project is the latest of a number of schemes that Iran is pushing ahead with to expand its water and wastewater infrastructure. In July, Iran’s Southern Khorasan Water & Wastewater Company (SKWWC) invited companies to prequalify for the contract to build a wastewater treatment plant in Birjand city, located in the South Khorasan province in the centre of the Islamic Republic.

The work will involve the design, supply of materials and construction of expansion of the Birjand wastewater plant. The contract will also involve the installation of a 9.5 kilometre transmission line for the plant. The expansion of the plant will increase the plant’s capacity to 540 litres a second. The project is being financed by the Economic Cooperation and Organisation (ECO) Trade & Development Bank.