Lebanon has invited expressions of interest (EoI) from consultants to advise on the designing of a water distribution system in Greater Beirut. Firms have until 3 March to respond to the EoI.

The chosen consultant will oversee the preparation of preliminary designs, detailed designs and tender documents along with the evaluation of tenders and supervision of works.

The government has applied for financing from the Washington-headquartered World Bank to cover part of the cost of the project. The local Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment has also committed finance.

The project area covers villages and cities between Dammour in the south and Jdeideh-Boucherieh in the north.

The project is to include the following work:

  • Construction of water supply reservoirs (between 500 cubic metres and 1,000 cubic metres of storage capacity each) and associated pumping stations across the various distribution zones in the project area
  • Replacement and/or installation of water distribution network across the project area
  • Installation of household meters and the installation of bulk meters at the reservoirs and distribution chambers

A shortlist of eligible consultants will be issued by the World Bank after the EoI stage.