French Dumez to construct Lebanese dam
France’s Dumez Company will soon begin construction on the new Chabrouh dam in the Lebanese district of Kesrouan. Commissioned by the government of Lebanon, the project will be completed by the end of 2003, confirmed a statement by the Ministry of Hydraulic and Electrical Resources.
The dam will be built 1,555 meters above the sea and is expected to provide some seven million cubic meters of drinking water per year for villages in Kesrouan until 2025. With a crest height of 1,618 meters and a crest length of 475 meters, the reservoir’s volume size will be approximately eight million cubic meters.
Despite the availability of water resources in Lebanon, the water supply and wastewater sector does not produce satisfactory services for the majority of the population. Close to half of all water produced is unaccounted for because of losses and billing inefficiencies, while overflowing wastewater collection systems cause severe sanitary conditions and taint surface and groundwater resources. — (menareport.com)
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