The Water & Power Development Authority has invited bids for work on the power distribution system. The work is expected to be funded by a loan of $230 million from the World Bank that will be used for the rehabilitation of the public power sector as a whole.

Part of the loan will be used to provide high and low-tension steel structures and poles. Companies have been invited to submit bids for the work, expected to cost about $30 million, by 22 October.

Contractors have also been invited to submit bids before 4 November for the supply of 900 50-kV transformer., 1,350 100-kV transformers and 500 200-kV transformers. The total value of these contracts is expected to be $30 million (see Tenders).