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Khalifa Foundation completes Somalia dam project

The Khalifa Foundation has funded and supervised the construction of the largest concrete dam project in Somalia

The 150m long and 11m high dam has the storage capacity of 350,000 cubic metres [Pic courtesy: WAM].
The 150m long and 11m high dam has the storage capacity of 350,000 cubic metres [Pic courtesy: WAM].

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has completed the construction of Somalia’s largest concrete dam project.

The dam will provide the city of Hargeisa, and nearby areas with water for irrigation channels, as well as to store water for use during the drought season, according to state news agency, WAM

The inauguration of the dam coincides with the ‘For You, Somalia’ campaign, launched as part of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE, to support Somalia.

An official from the Khalifa Foundation said that constructing the dam took 13 months, adding that it comes as part of a series of other projects by the foundation in Somalia, as a continuation of the humanitarian projects on-going in other countries.

Eng. Wassim Haroun, chief executive officer of Consulting Engineering Services (CONSER), which built the dam, presented an explanation of the standards and stages of the dam’s construction.

''Established under the supervision and funding of the Khalifa Foundation, the 150m long and 11m high dam has the storage capacity of 350,000m3. It will secure 650,000 gallons per day during the drought season,'' he said.

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