Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and Irrigation Project - Details on ZAWYA UAE Edition
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Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and Irrigation Project

Also known as: Pwalugu Dam Project


Volta River Authority planned to develop Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam Project in Talensi District, Upper East Region of Ghana. SINOHYDRO Corporation Limited was the EPC contractor for a series of social and environmental studies and construction works. The project covered the construction of a multipurpose dam which could have a maximum reservoir area of 350 square kilometers. A powerhouse consisting of 1 hydropower station and 1 photovoltaic power station with the installed capacity of 60 MW each as well as a 15 KM overhead transmission line would also be constructed. The power stations would apply hydro & PV power generation technologies. The project would also include the irrigation scheme consisting of a 12-meter high weir and canal network for 24,439 hectare land. Upon completion, the project could help provide more electricity to the local area and improve irrigation in the farming area. It was considered as the first water-light complementary project and the largest irrigation project in Ghana's history. The direct beneficiaries would exceed one million people, which would help achieve the "one village, one dam" and "planting for food and jobs" plans proposed by the government.
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