Consulting firm hired to design a collector and treatment plant in the Choluteca river of Honduras
• The studies will be carried out with technical cooperation granted by CABEI for a total amount of US$1,392,883.33, which will benefit approximately 980,000 inhabitants.
• The contract term is 12 months from the issuance of the start order; from September 2, 2019 to September 2, 2020.
Tegucigalpa, September 18, 2019.- The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the Central District Municipal City Hall and the National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewers awarded the SEURECA VEOLIA TECNISA Consortium the preparation of preinvestment studies for the Final Design of the Collector and Treatment Plant in the Choluteca river of Honduras.
During the presentation of the consultancy, CABEI Country Manager for Honduras, Manuel Torrres, explained that the initiative has two components: the feasibility study and final design of the Main Collector of the Choluteca River, which has been classified as a technical cooperation amounting to US$588,754.10 under the Contingent Recovery modality for the Public Sector within the framework of the Preinvestment and Technical Cooperation Financing Program in the Technical Cooperation subprogram with resources from the CABEI's Technical Cooperation Fund (FONTEC).
The second component involves the feasibility study and final design of the treatment plant, which has been classifies as a non-reimbursable technical cooperation in the amount of US$804,129.23 within the framework of the Preinvestment and Technical Cooperation Financing Program in the Subprogram of External Funds and Special Cooperation with resources from the Private Sector Study and Assistance Fund (FASEP) of the French Treasury.
The consultancy execution period is 12 months from the issuance of the start order, that is, from September 2, 2019 to September 2, 2020.
Studies to be carried out
The contracted consulting firm SEURECA VEOLIA TECNISA Consortium, which is composed by the French company (SEURECA VEOLIA) and the Honduran company (TECNISA), must carry out the following activities:
1.- Analysis of alternatives for the collector route, since it is not required to follow the route of the river and select the works that will be objects of the final design.
2.- Field work for secondary treatment, as well as the most convenient modulation of the treatment plant.
3.- Final design of the Main Collector and emissary located on the banks of the Choluteca River in a section of approximately 8.8 km, which should include: collector design memory, plans, construction budget, construction program, and technical and construction specifications.
4.- Final design of the treatment plant, which should include among others: plant design memory, construction budget plans, and technical and construction specifications.
5.- Environmental impact study in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Mines.
6.- Identification of easements and land to be procured; preparation of the list and amount of compensation to affected people or organizations.
The project will benefit approximately 980,000 inhabitants of the Central District municipality. It is also expected to provide health and environmental benefits by means of an adequate wastewater treatment mechanism.
CABEI reaffirms its commitment to Honduras, with whom it maintains a portfolio of current operations amounting to US$1.41 billion focused on different projects in the areas of productive infrastructure, energy, human and social development.