Construction of Niangdo Dam in the municipality of Poa, Burkina Faso, launched

14 August 2021
Construction of Niangdo Dam in the municipality of Poa, Burkina Faso, launched

The construction of Niangdo Dam in the municipality of Poa, province of Boulkiemdé, in the Center-West region of Burkina Faso, has been launched. The project has a proposed total capacity of 580,000 m3, developments of five hectares of agricultural land expandable to 40 hectares, and an implementation timeframe of 18 months.

With an estimated cost of close to US$ 2.1M, the project is financed by the Indian government, the Burkinabè State, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It is being carried out within the framework of the Program for the Improvement of Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural Areas (PAMED).

PAMED is attached to the Environmental governance and sustainable development budgetary program of the Ministry of the Environment’s Green Economy and Climate Change.

According to Mathieu Ciowela, the resident representative of the UNDP, the event for the flag off of the Niangdo Dam in the municipality of Poa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful examples of south-south and triangular cooperation between the State of Burkina Faso and the Indian government as well as the global development network of the United Nations.

“This project lays the foundations for an economic supply and development pole within reach of the cities of Ouagadougou and Koudougou and in favor of the well-being of the populations of at least eight municipalities including Poa, Nandiala, Ramongo, Kindi, Bingo, Sabou, Kokologho in the Center-West, and Sourougbila in the Central Plateau,” said the resident representative of the UNDP.

He also explained that the construction of Niangdo Dam in the municipality of Poa aims to mobilize and develop water resources, create jobs for the population of the municipality and consequently contribute to the reduction of poverty, food, and social insecurity while preserving the environment.

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