China to build dam in Mauritius

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:05

Beijing: The China Three Gorges Corp (CTGPC), the operator of China`s largest water control programme, has signed a contract with the Mauritian government to build a water conservation project.

The company will build a dam across the Terre Rouge river in Mauritius within three years, sources said on Monday.

The Bagatelle dam will form a reservoir of 14.2 million cubic meters that will supply water for Port Louis, the country`s capital city, and other downstream regions upon its completion, reported Xinhua.

Construction on the project involving USD 112 million cost is expected to start on December 01.

The project will be undertaken by the China International Water & Electric Corp. (CIWEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the CTGPC.

The Export-Import Bank of China will provide soft loans for the project, which is the fifth the CIWEC has clinched since entering the Mauritian market, according to the company.

The CTGPC signed a contract with the government of Cameroon to build the USD 200 million Lom Pangar Hydropower Project in August.


First Published: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:05

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