International Development written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Adam Price Adam Price Spokesperson (Defence; Transport; Economy & Taxation; Miners Compensation; Regeneration; Trade & Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 626W, on Nepal, whether a company has been appointed as management contractor; and what the contractor's responsibilities will be.

Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn The Secretary of State for International Development

The Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Management Support Committee invited bids from international water utility companies for the job of Management Contractor. DFID understands that Severn Trent Water International Ltd, a UK based company, was the only bidder and that the Evaluation Committee, consisting of relevant Government representatives, is evaluating the bid.

The Management Contractor will be required to assist the newly formed Water Utility Operator company. The company will assume responsibility for managing the water supply system of the Kathmandu Valley from around July 2006.

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