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Check Out Pictures From The Construction Of Zungeru Hydroelectric Dam

The Zungeru hydroelectric power dam is gaining momentum. The construction is currntly on going and nears completion.

Worth $1.3bn, it is so far the biggest hydroelectric dam being constructed in Nigeria with the capacity to generate 700MW of electricity, with a water reservoir of 10.4 cubic meters. When completed, it'll provide about 2,000 jobs in farming, fishing and logistics within its base.

Besides electricity generation, the project also intends to provide flood control, irrigation, as well as water supply and fish breeding facilities. The project was expected to provide employment opportunities to large number of people.

The wall of the Zungeru Dam has been erected and reservoir fillings have commenced into this week to control flood around the Niger area. With 10.4 billion cubic meters of water ,the dam will power 700mw of electricity [by December] and provide water for farming and drinking.

See more pictures below:

The project will give another aided boost to Nigeria's electricity generation.

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