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The Ministry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment has given Portugal’s Aqualogus Engenharia e Ambiente a contract worth $387,512 to undertake feasibility studies for mini-hydropower plants. The Lisbon-based consultancy beat off competition from Switzerland’s Stucky, France’s Hydreole and a joint venture of Canada’s Hatch and COBA for the 11-month contract, according to a notice published on the African Development Bank (AfDB) website on 12 May.