France’s AFD issues tender for meters in Ecuador


In Europe, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has issued a tender for the supply of meters and meter connections in Ecuador.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 30 November, 2015.

Interested parties can contact the agency on telephone number +33 153 44 31 31, fax +33 144 87 99 39, e-mail address

Agencie Française de Dévelopment

Based in Paris and Marseille, the AFD is a state-owned financial institution funding projects, programmes and studies through grants to loans, of guarantee funds or debt reduction and development contacts in developing countries and French overseas territories.

The bulk of AFD’s financing comes from the international financial market.

AFD is financed through public borrowing and private investments and raises funds at financial market conditions, which are pegged to the rating of the French State.

In October 2015, the institution announced it will provide more than €2 billion in loans toward the Indian smart cities programme over the next three years.

Metering & Smart Energy International reported that the initiative aims to revamp India’s urban cities to cater for the increasing population and create a more sustainable living environment for their citizens.

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