Position: Fish Monitoring Specialist (An Individual Consultant)
The requirement for a Fish and Fisheries Monitoring Program has been discussed on a number of occasions. Some earlier mentioning includes:
This consultant will be able to:
Term of References:
This work will have to be done by an experienced fish expert. The following will be the main requirements:
The monitoring needs to be done in the areas downstream of the dam. Tentatively, 4 points will have to be determined where the sampling will take place. The uppermost should not be closer than about 1 km downstream from the dam (outside the direct influence from the construction site), the lowermost at least 1 km upstream from the confluence with the Mekong. For identification of potentially important parts of the habitat, the entire stretch of the river will have to be checked.
The stretch of the river that can be reached from the existing villages shall be checked. Tentatively 4 points, the uppermost somewhat upstream from Meung Muan (i.e. above FSL of the reservoir, 292 m asl); this station will have to be maintained after impoundment. The other 3 to be located in the area of the future reservoir.
After impoundment, the monitoring will have to continue. Monitoring in the reservoir will be done at least twice a year. It will cover the one point above the reservoir, and the 3 points previously chosen which after impoundment will be submerged when the reservoir is full and probably in the drawdown area when the reservoir is at or near MOL. In addition to that, one or two points in the deep part of the reservoir will have to be added (points that can be reached from the dam site, exact location to be determined.
The contract period is three years (2019 – 2020) and extendable during the operation period of the project. The consultant will need to carry out the fish monitoring only 2 times per year (one time during the dry season and another one during the wet season).
Interested individual consultants should directly submit the proposal to email: email@example.com no later than 17:00 pm, 24 December 2018. Only shortlist will be contacted for interview.
For more information please contact Mr. Vonesavanh Sinsavang, Telephone: 021-550775; Ext No: 2310
Nam Theun 1 Power Co., Ltd. Unit 15, Sithong Road, Pakthang Village, Sikhottabong District, PO. Box 1808, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Telephone: 021-550772-5 Facsimile: 021-550 771, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.nt1pc.com
Nam Theun 1 Power Co., Ltd. (“NT1PC”), a subsidiary of Phonesack Group Co., Ltd. has been incorporated in February 2016 to develop the 650 MW Nam Theun 1 Hydroelectric Power Project in Bolikhamxay Province. The Project has been granted a long-term concession by the Government of the Lao. PDR and scheduled to reach the commercial operation date in 2022.