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Vice President of the World Bank Inspects Kandadji Hydropower Station Undertaken by CGGC in Niger
Date:2020-01-24 VisitCount: Font size:[ L M S ]

On January 17, Niger's local time, Vice President of the World Bank, Mr. Hafel Ghanem, inspected the project of Kandadji Hydropower Station undertaken by CGGC, accompanied by Nigerien Deputy Minister of Finance, Head of Tillaberi Region, General Manager of Kandadji Hydropower Company, General Manager of the World Bank in charge of West Africa and the Head of CGGC’s Nigerien Office.

Scene of inspection

The delegation heard the report of the general manager of the owner, the person in charge of the supervision onsite and the person in charge of CGGC’s Nigerien Office on the project progress, safety, quality, environmental protection and problems existing in the project promotion. The delegation expressed its satisfaction and appreciation for the achievements made by CGGC in the implementation of the project at the present stage. Mr. Hafel Ghanem said that the completion of the Kandadji Dam project would greatly increase local grain production per unit, provide sufficient power for regional development, provide employment for local youth, which will be of great significance to reducing poverty, strengthening security and improving the investment environment in the region. As the leader of the project syndicate, the World Bank will continue to provide strong support for the project construction. It is hoped that the owners, supervisors and construction enterprises will continue to work together to promote the construction of this major project and deliver benefits to the people of Niger as soon as possible.

The Kandadji Dam Project, located about 180 km upstream of Niamey, Niger, is a multifunctional hydropower station with irrigation as the main component and power generation and water supply as well. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of irrigated agricultural areas will be built downstream of the dam to double grain output per mu, the dam is a key project in Niger's presidential plan for food self-sufficiency. The installed capacity of the power station is 130MW, and the annual average power generation can reach 617 million Kw.h after completion, greatly improving the power supply capacity of the capital and its surrounding areas.

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