The dam on the river Nhandare, in Mozambique, a facility designed initially to supply water to the town of Gorongosa, in Sofala province, is due to start operating in October, said the Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources .
Minister Carlos Bonete, who recently visited the project, said the finished project would benefit local populations as it will have a reservoir with a capacity to store 80 million cubic metres of water.
Located about six kilometres from the centre of Gorongosa municipality, the dam is likely to be used to produce electricity in the future, although this is not currently provided for, and the water retained in the reservoir may also be used for irrigation of agricultural fields.
Construction of this dam was awarded by the government of Mozambique to Portuguese construction company Tovisi, according to local daily newspaper Notícias. (macauhub/MZ/PT)