Construction work is set to begin on the Koru-Soin multipurpose dam on River Nyando, in Kisumu in September this year. The dam will generate power at an associated 2 MW hydropower plant as well as address a number of water control needs.

Erick Okeyo, the chairperson of the National Water Harvesting Storage Authority (NWCPC) made the announcement after a stakeholders’ meeting regarding the project. Mr. Okeyo said that tenders for the project have been closed for evaluation over the month of August after which the site will be handed over to the selected bidder to start the work.

The Koru-Soin multipurpose dam is designed to control flooding, supply water for domestic and industrial consumers in the city of Kisumu and surrounding towns supply the existing irrigation schemes in Ahero and West Kano; and generate power at the associated 2 MW hydropower plant.

 

Source: AE Africa

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