Chinese Government provides EUR 4 million grant for Poilão Dam Construction Project
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Water supply and sanitation (Code: 140)
On October 29, 2002, Chinese and Cape Verdean government officials signed an exchange of notes regarding the Poilão Dam Construction Project. The Government of Cape Verde reportedly financed this project with EUR 4 million of grant funding from an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) that it signed with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). This project involved the construction of the Poilão Dam in the São Lourenço dos Órgãos municipality on Santiago Island. The dam was designed and constructed with a storage capacity of 1.7 million cubic meters of water. It is 26 meters high and 153 meters wide. The dam irrigates an area of 630,000 square meters. Initial design work took place in 2003. Then, in November 2004, Guangdong Yuanda Water Conservancy & Hydro Power Group signed a construction contract. Guangdong Foreign Construction Co., Ltd was also involved in project implementation. Construction began on December 28, 2004 and ended on May 6, 2006. The project passed a final MOFCOM inspection on May 19, 2006 and official project handover certificate was signed on May 24, 2006.
The Portuguese project title is Barragem de Poilão or Construção da barragem de Poilão or Barrage de Poilão. The Chinese project title is 泡衣崂水坝项目 or 泡衣崂水坝.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Cabo Verde [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Government of Cabo Verde [Government Agency]; Guangdong Foreign Construction Co., Ltd (GDFC) [State-owned Company]; Guangdong Yuanda Water Conservancy & Hydro Power Group Co.,Ltd [Private Sector]