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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Support to Azerbaijan Investment Promotion and Advisory Fund (2005-2006)
The project was designed to support the AIPAF (that became AZPROMO during implementation) in promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) and exports: strengthening the institutional capabilities, providing support relating to the Azeri business environment, helping AZPROMO in the foreign investment sphere and enhancing agency communication tools.
Support for the Development of Public Internal Financial Control (II) (2010-2013)
Component 1 - Financial Management Control (FMC):
- Reform of the institutional and regulatory framework, training and action plan for the implementation of public internal financial control (PIFC) mechanisms
Component 2 - Internal Audit (IA):
- Development and updating of IA regulations and guidelines
- Establishment of a certification scheme for internal auditors: training programme and study tours.
Assistance in negotiations of gas trading agreement within the Regional Gas Transmission Improvement Project (2005)
The ADB is currently preparing financial assistance for the rehabilitation of 30% of a 79km gas transmission pipeline from the border of Tajikistan with Uzbekistan to Dushanbe. Until now, gas sale volumes and prices have been negotiated and agreed by the governments of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on an annual basis. To make the proposed project profitable, a long-term gas sale/purchase contract agreeable to both the governments of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan needs to be developed.
Evaluation of the Poverty Reduction Scheme in Central Asia (2007)
This evaluation aimed to improve the European Commission’s poverty reduction scheme in Central Asia. More specifically, the project aimed to review the aid provided by the EC to Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) in the form of a poverty reduction scheme within the framework of the TACIS programme. The period under analysis was from 2002 to date. Recommendations for the future programme's design and implementation were made taking into account the compliance with the new Development and Cooperation Instrument.
Security of supply of gas to Armenia within the framework of the closure of the Medzamor nuclear power plant. (2002-2004)
Technical assistance in rehabilitating and modernising the gas transport infrastructure used for importing gas from the Russian Federation via Georgia and in reducing the risk of supply disruptions.
Strengthening the capacity of the Agro Business Bank of Georgia (2003-2005)
Strengthening the operational capacity of the ABG, currently co-owned by the Government of Georgia and the European Commission, in order to prepare it for privatisation. The privatised ABG will be able to provide a full range of banking services on a sustainable basis to farmers, traders and businesses in rural areas.
Project Implementation Consultant for the Golovnaya 240 MW Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project, the rehabilitation of a 110 kV facility and the construction of a 110 kV substation and line (2015-2022)
This project provides technical assistance to the PMU operating within the major national energy utility, Barki Tojik (BT) for:
- the rehabilitation of the 240 MW Golovnaya HPP (6 Kaplan turbines) commissioned in 1964, 120 km south of Dushanbe on the Vakhsh cascade. This involves two separate turnkey contracts (rehabilitation of the powerhouse and of the plant’s 110 and 220 kV switchyards);
- the rehabilitation of a 110 kV facility and construction of the new 110 kV Rudaki substation in Vose district (Khatlon province) and of a new line (10 km) (turnkey contract) to overcome voltage drops and overloads resulting in frequent outages.
Both parts involve procurement activities, project and contract management services over the design and works phases, works supervision, staff training, and environmental and social safeguard monitoring.
Strengthening Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting (2009-2012)
Technical assistance for strengthening resource allocation mechanisms (MTEF, Budget, PIP, PRSP) by feeding them with adequate and consistent economic and fiscal forecasts and medium term projections available at the right moment.
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