Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vehicle collides with Pivot Irrigation System

State police are looking for the driver of a vehicle who fled after colliding with a Pivot irrigation system southwest of Bridgeville.
Police say a faulty stop arm on the irrigation system – a large metal structure more than a thousand feet long that moves on wheels around a central pivot point to water farm crops – placed it onto Cannon Road between Wesley Church Road and Federalsburg Road, where it was struck by the car traveling east about 2:45 a.m.
The collision left both the vehicle and the irrigation structure inoperable. The occupants fled after removing the license plates from the vehicle, police said.
They said there was no sign anyone was injured. The pivot had to be removed from the vehicle by a towing company, which then removed the vehicle.
The Bridgeville Fire Department and the De Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to remove hydraulic fluid that spilled onto the road. The road was closed for about two hours.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Installation of 23 Center Pivot in Pakistán

The Government of Sindh intends to install 23 Center Pivot Toeable Sprinkler Irrigation Systems, one each of 50 acres, at each district of the province. The list of districts: Hyderabad, Karachi, Thatta, Matiari, Jamshoro, Dadu, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Tando Mohd Khan, Tando Allah Yar, Umer Kot, Nawabshah (Daur), Naushehro Feroze, Khairpur (Nara), Tharparkar, Larkana, Ghotki, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kambur-Shahdadkot, Kashmore-Kandhkot, Shikarpur.

The firms already pre-qualified / short-listed with the Government under WC & PE-HEIS project would be required to:

  • Design and prepare material & cost estimates with the consent of farmers
  • Get it authenticated from consultants and approved from the Project Director
  • Install the complete system on farmers’ fields with all diesel, electrical and water hook-ups / accessories within this financial year 2005-2009
  • Operate the system to the satisfaction of the farmers and line agencies on turn-key basis
  • Provide O & M for one year, after the installation within estimated cost (warranty period) and from 2nd year to successive five years at an agreed O & M cost
  • The firms would be required to provide training to the farmers
The format for submitting rates can be purchased from the office of the undersigned on payment of Rs.3000.00 during office hours. The firms are required to submit their sealed offers for the cost estimates. The offers will be opened by the Technical Committee of the Department in the committee room of Directorate General, Agricultural Engineering & Water Management Sindh, Hyderabad, in the presence of the representatives of the respective firms, if they so desire.
The Project Directorate, with the approval of competent authority, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all offers without assigning any reason.