The construction of Adada river dam in Nigeria in Enugu State is expected to be completed and commence operational in July 2016. This was revealed by the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi during his inspection at the dam’s construction site. He added that, his administration is ready and willing to provide the necessary support to ensure the project is delivered as scheduled. The project is being supported by the government through the Ministry of Water Resources.
The US$10.08m construction project will be executed under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. Furthermore, Justine Ihedioha, the project site Engineer, confirmed that the first phase of the project has already been completed including the dam foundation while the remaining part of the project has been recorded to be at 30% complete.
According to the State Government, the Adada river dam in Nigeria will boost the economic activities in the rural communities that cut across Udi, Uzo-Uwani and Igbo- Etiti local council areas of the Enugu State as well as supplying power to the dam.
However, according to Robert Umezulike, a representative from the Ministry of Water Resources and a chief hydrologist, after its construction is complete the dam will supply power to the greater Nsukka water scheme, which has now been in the pipeline for decades.
The Adada river dam in Nigeria is expected to generate and hold a maximum of 1.3 million cubic metres of water for a whole year which will also contribute in eradicating water shortage in the area. Apart from serving and adding value to the lives of the various communities, the dam project will as well offer employment opportunity during and after its construction stage.