Can African trade integration be a game changer?

New World Bank research shows the agreement among 54 countries would likely draw more foreign direct investment, amplifying its benefitstextile_hero.jpg

Imagine that a large African textile company wants to set up a new factory in a neighboring country to help establish a regional value chain for its production. It would likely face many months of cumbersome paperwork to obtain the necessary approvals and receive an investor license. Visa restrictions may make it difficult to bring in specialists to train local staff, while other staff may not even be allowed to work because their professional degrees are not recognized. Even after it is operational, the firm’s shipments of components could be hindered by traffic jams at border crossings, duplicative paperwork, and countless rounds of inspections.

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eC2: Textiles sector Assessment and Feasibility study to implement wastewater reuse

Deadline: 20-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) textile

The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), hosted at The World Bank , promotes multi-stakeholder platforms across 14 countries globally bringing public-private-civil society sector to work together to meet water sector challenges. 2030 WRG is working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Environmental Protection Administration to develop projects related to promoting water treatment, reuse and recycle. This solicitation is intended to invite competent consultants to carry out an assessment of reuse potential and develop a prefeasibility report.

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eC2:Improving energy, water and chemicals use efficiency in the textile sector

Deadline: 26-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

A local (South Africa) consulting firm is being sought who will undertake the following work:
1. Establish baselines and collect key performance indicators data on the water, energy and chemicals use and wastewater generated.
2. Design and propose a resource efficiency improvement program (energy, water and chemicals).
3. Prepare a financial plan for the resource efficiency program. The financial plan must explore different investment and business model options and describe which fits the best a selected client.
4. Assess the financial feasibility of implementing power generation projects such as solar photovoltaic, natural gas generators and combined heat and power system.

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eC2: Consulting firm for Resource Efficiency and Clean energy Advisory to Textile-Footwear Industries.

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

PSLO Energy Mission to Washington

Firms responding to this EOI should have practical experience working with the textile/apparel/footwear sector in Vietnam and/or other countries in Asia-Pacific and demonstrated expertise in developing cost-effective projects to save water, energy, and chemicals and reduce variable operating costs. Interested consultants must have a broad range of capabilities in the areas of firm-level REF scoping/detailed assessments, wastewater treatment and recycle projects, and sector-level capacity building, awareness raising, and employee training. In addition, interested consultant must have experience in developing captive renewable energy projects. Relevant experience working with manufacturing supply chains will be a plus. Development of high-quality reports and other deliverables in both English and Vietnamese in a timely manner will be required. The consultant team must have a local partner who work in related field. IFC reserves the right to modify the scope and/or cancel this EOI depending on available funding.

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eC2:Scoping Study for Renewable Energy Opportunities in Bangladesh Textile Sector

Deadline: 26-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

Objectives of the assignment

To assess the regulatory environment for rooftop solar PV and PV Hybrid solutions for captive power in the textile industry in Bangladesh
To estimate the rooftop solar PV and PV Hybrid captive power generation potential of the textile industry
To estimate the total financing requirement of the textile industry for a certain percentage of rooftop solar PV uptake
To identify the leading PV solution providers and their business models
To identify the leading EPCs for captive power that are active in Bangladesh
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eConsultant2: Energy Efficienct Technologies & Equipment Benchmarking for Bangladesh Textile Sector

Deadline: 15-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

PaCT is a joint initiative, working towards the adoption of best practices in the textile wet processing textilesector. The program aims to become a leader in driving long-term competitiveness, and environmental sustainability of the sector by addressing critical issues, particularly focusing on the reduction of water, energy, and chemical consumption and wastewater pollution.
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