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Niger: Kandadji hydropower dam project launched

Construction of the 130MW Kandadji hydropower project on the Niger River was officially launched on 26 March at a ceremony presided over by President Mahamadou Issoufou. The hydropower plant is being built by China Gezhouba Group Company in tandem with a 26-metre-high, 8.7km-long combined concrete and earthfill dam, on behalf of the High Commission for the Development of the Niger Valley (HCAVN) as part of the Kandadji Ecosystems Regeneration and Niger Valley Development Programme.

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