Kal-Qoray Recharge Dam Project Feasibility Study and Detail Design Pre-launch Presentation for Key Government Partners December 4, 2022
Kal-Qoray Recharge Dam Project
Feasibility Study and Detail Design Pre-launch Presentation for Key Government Partners December 4, 2022
As part of Hargeisa Water Agency strategic plan of sustaining the Geed Deeble aquifer, Hargeisa Water Agency (HWA) is planning to launch the largest dam in Somaliland which will be located in Kal-qoray, 25 km in the north of Hargeisa city. The main objective of the Kalqoray recharge dam construction is to recharge the Geed Deeble aquifer, which is the main source of water for Hargeisa population.
To involve the key government partners, a pre-launch presentation on the feasibility study and detail design of the Kalqoray dam was presented to key government ministers and the Mayor of Hargeisa : Dr. Ahmed Adan Buhane, Minister of Planning and National Development, Eng. Abdikadir Iman Warsame, Minister of Agricultural Development, Shukri H. Ismail Bandare, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Abdikarim Ahmed Mooge, Mayor of Hargeisa, Mohamed Ahmed Elmi , Governor of Marodi Jeh Region , Mohamed Abdilahi Du’ale , Director General , Ministry of Environment and Climate Change , and Yasin Omar Yare , a member of Hargeisa city council .
Speeches by Key Government Partners
All participating government ministers and the Mayor of Hargeisa have thrown their weight behind this crucial dam project and recommended a close and strict supervision by a competent staff for the project to be successful and realize the expected outcome of aquifer sustainability and improvement of the access to clean water supply for both the locals and Hargeisa population.
Expected Benefits of the Kal-qoray Recharge Dam
Kal-qoray recharge dam, located in Kal-qoray river, has a height of 10 meters with a dam crest of 476meters in length and a total storage capacity of 1 million cubic meters of water, making it bigger than the recently constructed Gabiley dam. Apart from its main function of recharging the borehole in the downstream of the Kalqoray river, the recharge dam will also have numerous other benefits: raising the water level for shallow community boreholes in the downstream portion of the river, watering livestock and wildlife in the event of a drought as well as creation of job opportunities for the locals.
The Center for Ground and Surface Water Management of Hargeisa Water Agency is implementing this project in close partnership with RAAD Engineers Consultancy Firm, which is registered in both Ethiopia and Somaliland. The Construction activities will start in mid-December 2022 and as per the plan will be completed within 18 months.
By: Ahmed Musa Tahir, Director,
Department of Planning & Development,
Hargeisa Water Agency