The Zimbabwe Multi Donor Trust Fund Phase One project has been completed successfully, the African Development Bank has said. The AfDB was requested by the seven donors to establish and administer the Zimfund facility. Under the phase One , the Zimfund has managed to provide for the Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project Phase 1 in Mutare, Masvingo, Kwekwe, Chegutu, Harare, and Chitungwiza on the water side.
On the Energy side the facility has provided funding for Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project for the rehabilitation of the transmission and distribution systems of the power network in Zimbabwe as well as the rehabilitation of the Ash plant at Hwange thermal power station.
The AfDB however intends to hire a consultant for the provision of consultancy services to conduct evaluation of the project outcomes of the two projects which falls under the Phase One.
“Zimbabwe Multi Donor Trust Fund now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, among others.
“Firms may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification,” said the AfDB in a statement.
The overall objective for the consultancy assignment is to carry out an end of project evaluation for the Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project Phase I, as well as the Emergency Power.
The evaluation of project result/outcomes will assess the extent to which the project has achieved intended as well as unintended results. Additionally, the evaluation will review all programmatic aspects of the UWSSRP I and the EPIRP I focusing on the target groups and beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, challenges, and lessons learnt.
“To facilitate urgent assistance to Zimbabwe, seven Donors established a Multi-Donor Trust Fund the purpose of which was to provide additional resources required to continue with rehabilitation works in order to restore the services in the country,” said AFDB.
The African Development Bank recently completed the $10,5 million refurbishment of the Hwange Ash Plant under the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund, The Herald Business can reveal.
The operationalisation of the refurbished plant has a desirable impact to the residents of Hwange as it is expected to improve provision of adequate and reliable power supply in an environmentally sound manner.
The investment made towards rehabilitation falls under the phase one project that entails rehabilitation of key power sector assets in the generation, transmission and distribution systems.