Minister for Environment Energy and Climate Change Mr. Wallace Cosgrow, visited the La Gogue dam project this morning, to inspect and evaluate the progress on site. The storage capacity of the existing dam will be raised by 60% which will contribute toward the increase of water supply in the country.
The Minister was accompanied by the Chief Executive office of the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) Philip Morin and also the Chairperson and members of the PUC Board, Mr. Eddy Belle, alongside representatives from the Ministry from the Environment Department, PUC, as well as representative of Sinohydro as the main contractor on the project.
The project which was expected to complete by the end of May 2020 is still in progress. Due to some difficulties encountered during the process of implementation, has contributed towards the postponement in the completion of the project. Such is now the site preparation is scheduled to complete by the end of the year, though there are certain technical concerns which has just been discovered upon the development which will lead to completion by mid next year 2021.
“We appreciate how much work has been done, we are really satisfied that the project has reach this level, alongside several professional, as such a massive labor requires so much effort to work on such an important project, which at the end this is essential to our country for the upcoming decades”