Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park – Construction Supervision and Management Support

IP Wave

Country: Mozambique

Client: KfW Development Bank

Project Duration: 09/2017 - 01/2021

Value of Service: 2,490,730

The Government of Mozambique, with financial support from KfW De-velopment Bank of Germany, is engaged in a process to relocate 1,200 families from the Shingwedzi Valley in the Parque Nacional do Limpopo (PLN) so that the Park can be developed and tourism opportunities are realized.

The Limpopo National Park (LNP) has been officially recognized and created in November 2001. The LNP is an important part of a much wider conservation area, the Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, that includes: the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe; the Kruger National Park in South Africa; the Limpopo, Banhine and Zinave National Parks in Mozambique and the interstitial areas. During the first phase of funding the project focused on the establishment of the park administration and the development of infrastructure to support sustainable biodiversity conservation and tourism development. A second phase of funding was approved in 2005 and the third phase in 2011, the latter focusing on resettlement issues. During this current phase of the development of the Park, it is expected to resettle most of the natural people of the Shingwedzi River Valley, in order to mitigate the conflicts between Human Beings and Nature, and in order to create the necessary conditions to develop the zone and therefore the Park.

As part of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) there is need to construct 720 2-bedrooms houses, with external water tank, toilet and wash-up, and 40 special houses in 2 different villages. In addition, quality control and completion of the construction of 175 houses in Chitar and 99 houses in Salane should be taken on from previous projects.

Highlights:

Provide complete and professional consulting services during construction supervision of the works contracts, supply of goods and final acceptance of works contracts that include:

  • Review of work programmes and planning matrixes prepared by the contractor, coordination and liaising with the Project Executing Agency (PEA), communities, LNP and other relevant institutions.
  • Contract administration including continuous control of time and cost schedules, monitoring and acceptance of supplies, also of those, which may have not been included in the construction contracts, organisation of weekly/monthly site meetings attended by the PEA, the contractor(s) and the Consultant.
  • Supervision of any land clearance and demarcation Work.
  • Supervision of health (including HIV/AIDS prevention measures) and safety procedures on site and environmental protection measures.
  • Direction and supervision of own site staff for the day-to-day-inspection of construction works, monitoring the execution and quality of work and tolerances for compliance with contract specification.
  • Maintenance of quality control records as well as photographic records of the sites and work progress until commissioning and handing over.
  • General supervision of works including overall project management, contract administration, time and expenditure control, quality check and reporting on project activities including identification of risks and gaps affecting timely and complete achievement of the project goals and proposal of countermeasures.
  • Supervision of project completion and corrective measures, final testing and inspection of works and assistance in the final acceptance and taking over of works. Assistance to the PEA and co-signing of the reports on provisional and final acceptance tests of the construction works in the project villages.
  • Development and distribution of a hands-on pictorial maintenance manual for house owners. House owners shall also receive basic training on how to undertake preventive maintenance tasks and simple repair works.