Janna Dam Phase II kicks off
Brazilian AG to handle works
The second phase of the Janna Dam construction, in Nahr Ebrahim, has kicked off. The Brazil-based international firm Andrade Gutierrez was awarded the contract to build the dam.
The Beirut Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (BMLWE) is responsible for monitoring the execution of the project’s two phases. Phase one includes building a conveying tunnel and access roads, while the second phase entails constructing the dam.
The first phase is being handled by local firm, Consolidated Engineering and Trading. George Melki, Project Manager at BMLWE, said: “A joint committee was formed of representatives from the Water Establishment and the Ministry of Energy and Water to coordinate efforts and keep everything on schedule.”
According to him, the first phase will be over within a few months. Dam construction will take four years as of the launch date of construction works.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $200 million. The dam will enable the storage of up to 38 million cubic meters of water.
Date Posted: Dec 23, 2013