African Development Bank Grants Mauritius Funds for Dam Projects
The funds will help hire experts for the “design and construction of the Rivière des Anguilles Dam and La Ferme Dam,” according to a statement e-mailed today by the Mauritian prime minister’s office in the capital, Port Louis.
The government is enhancing capacity to capture and store rainwater to mitigate scarcity during seasonal droughts, it said.
A master plan for the development of water resources has been completed. It not only acts as a roadmap for the integration and management of water resources in Mauritius, but also as an investment plan for the establishment of infrastructure for water supply.
The mini hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 350 KW fitted in Midlands Dam is in operation since March, after the performance test conducted on the 14th of the same month. In addition, work access roads and landscaping are underway.
There is a six-month delay in the project to divert water to Mare aux Vacoas. When PNQ on Tuesday 28 May, the Minister Rashid Beebeejaun conceded that the fault lies with the Chinese company Sinohydro.
It is using the explosive Midlands mountain is blasted substances. The goal: to remove the rock, which is "highly resistant" to line the Bagatelle Dam, whose construction was halted due to the porosity of the soil. The largest amount of explosives in the Indian Ocean would be in the island for this purpose.