Lubango, Angola, 11 Oct – Chinese state company Sino Hydro Corp is expected to finish work on the Gangel dam, 45 kilometers south of the provincial capital of Angola’s Huila province, in April 2007, Angolan news agency Angpop reported.
Angpop cited the provincial Agricultural director as saying that the mini hydroelectric plant would be built on the dam with a 4 megawatt capacity and would serve the pumping station being built along the main irrigation channel.
Work on the Gangel dam, valued at over US$28 million, began in November 2005, and will create a lagoon containing some 6 million cubic meters of water.
The project will irrigate around 1,000 hectares of arable land.
The same Chinese company is heading eth consortium that will build the Mpanda Nkua dam in the Zambeze valley, Mozambique, downstream of the Cahora Bassa dam.
The consortium will also be responsible for building the Moamba-Major dam, which will supply drinking water to the Mozambican capital of Maputo, a project valued at US$300 million. (macauhub)