Togo: Sarakawa to house a CFA78 billion multipurpose dam

Thursday, 20 April 2023 08:04
Togo: Sarakawa to house a CFA78 billion multipurpose dam

(Togo First) - Togo’s Ministry of Water recently announced a multi-purpose dam project in Sarakawa, which is located in the Kara region (northern Togo). The project was revealed on April 15, via a statement. 

According to the source, the project will cost about CFA78 billion and will provide electricity and drinking water to the people of Sarakawa and Kara (which is 22km northwest of the former). 

The Sarakawa dam will be built on the Kara River, which flows between the So and Pam mountains. The infrastructure will enable the irrigation of up to 36,000 hectares of land and supply drinking water to more than 500,000 people.

Regarding energy, the project will include a hydroelectric power plant to provide electricity to more than 400,000 people, thereby cutting the cost of electricity distribution in the Kara region.

The dam project is financed by the government and HITECH Construction Africa Limited. The latter is involved in the rehabilitation of the Sokodé-Tchamba-Kambolé road linking Togo to Benin.

The Sarakawa project is part of the Green Power Togo initiative. This initiative comprises three solar power plants in Dapaong, Blitta, and Kara; all three have a capacity of 30 MW. There will also be three hydroelectric plants, respectively in Sarakawa, Titira, and Tététou (with respective capacities of 24 MW, 64 MW, and 24 MW).

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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