10 Nov 2023

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Feeder Roads Programme Tender Announced

10 Nov 2023  by waterpowermagazine   
The Lesotho Highlands Development Agency (LHDA) today announced the release of a tender for the Design and Construction Supervision of the feeder Roads and Bridges programme to upgrade existing and build new community roads and bridges surrounding and across the new Polihali reservoir that will be formed by the Polihali dam currently under construction in the Maluti mountains of Lesotho.

The overall feeder roads and bridges programme will provide 94.2km of access roads, four pedestrian bridges and six vehicle bridges. This infrastructure will be split into approximately eight different construction contracts of varying values.

“The feeder roads and bridges programme is intended to restore mobility and connectivity between communities that will be separated by the Polihali reservoir,” explained Tente Tente, Chief Executive of the LHDA. “Furthermore, the aim is to split construction work into several packages to spread the available work and enhance opportunities and participation for small to medium-sized Lesotho contractors.”

Tente added that in addition to providing additional jobs during construction and long-term access to economic and social opportunities for local communities, the feeder roads and bridges project will also support long-term tourism sustainability by creating extremely scenic hiking, mountain-biking and driving routes that criss-cross and circle the future Polihali reservoir.

Interested bidders can access the tender documents at

A mandatory clarification meeting will be held in Mokhotlong, Lesotho on 07 December. Mandatory site inspections are scheduled for 07 and 08 December in Mokhotlong, Maseru.

The bid submission deadline is 06 February 2024.


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