Multi-million mega dam set for construction in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government estimates that the project will enable the irrigation of 10,000 hectares of plantations, benefiting 20,000 farmers in the region.

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Multi-million mega dam set for construction in Ethiopia

A multi-million mega dam is set for construction in Ethiopia, in the Tigray region, bordering Eritrea and Sudan. Ethiopia will build the mega water project and rehabilitate new irrigation facilities to the tune of US$140 million. The dam will be 57 meters high and 2.54 km long.

The Ethiopian government estimates that the facilities will enable the irrigation of 10,000 hectares of plantations, benefiting 20,000 farmers in the region.

The dam which is named Kaza dam together with the irrigation project will be developed by three companies that have already been selected by The Ethiopian Irrigation Development Commission. They include; Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation, Sur Construction and Afar Water Works Construction Enterprise.

Sur Construction which is an Ethiopian company will be involved in the construction of the water drainage system at the Dam. This will further entail the development of the water intakes and canals that will feed irrigation systems in the Tigray region, including the Tendaho Pc-16.

On the other hand, Afar Water Works Construction Enterprise will be tasked with the rehabilitation of the Tendaho irrigation system. The company will also carry out maintenance work on the flood protection dikes, mainly in the regional state of Afar and its implementation is projected for a period of one year.

However, the whole project is anticipated to be complete in a period of 4 years.

About SUR Construction

SUR Construction is the largest and leading local construction company in Ethiopia which has been massively involved in the construction of all kinds of Civil Engineering Construction works comprising but not limited to all types of Roads, Universities, Commercial and Social buildings, Industrial buildings, Sport Centers, Air ports, Hydropower, Irrigation and Dam Projects.

In the last two decades, the company has successfully managed the construction of over 100 different projects consisting of 41 Road projects including the longest river bridge in Ethiopia, 50 multi-purpose building projects, 3 Hydro-power projects, 2 Air Ports, 2 Dam projects and 1 Irrigation project.