Presentation on theme: "Overview of USAID Studies for the Diamer Basha Dam Project 1 Michael R. Curtis, Ph.D. Director, Energy Office USAID/Pakistan."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of USAID Studies for the Diamer Basha Dam Project 1 Michael R. Curtis, Ph.D. Director, Energy Office USAID/Pakistan
Step 1 - Rapid Data Review - completed 2 Scopes of Work (detailed analysis) TechnicalEnvironmentalFinancial Rapid Gap Analysis Identify gaps in the existing data, information and analyses in comparison to international best practices Rapid Data Collection To collect data, information, and copies of studies and reports prepared by the GOP and other partners
USAID Support – Step 2 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment –Required under the U.S. Government Laws –Initiated Environmental and social Impact Assessment –Hired internationally credible consulting company –Estimated time – 24 months (September 2016) Financial Assessment –Pave the way for financing of the Project –Help GOP develop a realistic financing plan –RFP issued for hiring international investment firm –Estimated time – 12 months (Nov/Dec 2015) Technical Assessment –Review the dam type and design, Vis-à-vis seismology, other geographic conditions, construction phasing and value engineering –RFP issued to hire international consulting firm –Estimated time – 12 months (Nov/Dec 2015) 3
Coordination with International Financers/Donors Our efforts are to ensure that the plans meet requirements of international donors/financers. Coordinating with the ADB to review the studies and outcomes of the work 4
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