The construction of Qaissamani Dam, located in Falougha-Higher Metn, has been completed. The inauguration of the dam will take place Sunday.
Construction had begun 2013 but was delayed several times due to local protests from neighboring villages.
The Qaissamani Dam has the capacity to store one million cubic meters of water. Construction costs estimated at $23 million were mostly financed by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). The Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) financed the remaining cost.
The dam’s construction was undertaken by local contracting firm Mouawad-Eddé. A joint venture between the local LibanConsult AGM and the Kuwaiti Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE) served as the project’s consultants.
The rock-fill dam is 200 meters wide and 30 meters high.
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: Jun 09, 2017