|Overview : |
The project seeks to strengthen agricultural water management practices at both local and national levels in response to climate change-induced water scarcity. The project is supporting the design and delivery of concrete water adaptation measures for local vulnerable communities in three typical agro-ecological regions in Turkmenistan. These regions are:
Desert irrigated agriculture (cotton, wheat production) in Sakar Chaga region;
Desert pasture livestock (sheep, camel farming) in Karakum region;
Mountain rain fed agriculture (fruit, vegetables) in Nohur region.
An initial scoping phase has identified a package of farm-level adaptation measures to be implemented. These measures are designed improve resilience against potential reduction in water availability. Some of these measures are irrigation-oriented. Historically, approaches to irrigation have resulted in inefficient water use, low yields and high levels of salinisation. For example: In Sakar Chaga, uneven fields are generally flooded for the production of cotton and wheat. The project envisages the following activities to improve the use of irrigation techniques; In Sakar Chaga, the project will contribute significantly to improvement of the existing water supply network by construction of water check gates. Project funds will be provided for the necessary infrastructure and to measure their efficacy; In this regard, according to the Project Plan construction of 4 water regulating devices with one oulet/discharge, and one water-regulating device with two outlet/discharges is in need.
Detailed technical specification, general plan for construction, drawings and other technical documentation attached to the RFQ-TKM-013-2014.
All interested bidders are kindly invited to participate in tender process and submit offers on or before close of business (18:00) on April 2, 2014 and via:e-mail, fasmile, in a sealed envelope marked "RFQ-TKM-013-2014" to the following address:
United Nations Development Programme, Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, UN Building 40, 1995 (Galkynysh) street,
Fax no: (+99312) 425317/425388.