Construction starts on Qaissamani Dam
Completion in three years
Construction of the Qaissamani Dam in Falougha (Metn) has begun, following two years of delays and protests by local contractor Mouawad-Edde. A joint venture between the local LibanConsult AGM and the Kuwaiti Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE) are the project’s consultants.
The Qaissamani Dam will have the capacity to hold one million cubic meters of water, when completed in three years. The rock-fill dam is 200 meters wide, 30 meters high.
The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will fund the $23 million needed to build the dam. Construction implementation will be under the supervision of the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR).
According to Antoine Meouchy, General Manager of Liban Consult, the dam will supply more than 30 villages with potable water and benefit around 50,000 inhabitants in the southern Metn area.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: May 19, 2015