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Contribution of the kainji dam project to the development of nigeria

The Kainji dam project is located in the northwestern part of Nigeria across the Niger river at Kainji. The project was opened in 1969 and lies in a remote, thinly populated, and very poor part of Nigeria. The dam is 66 meters high and 55 meters long and has produced a man-made lake behind it …

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Problems resulting from establishment of the Akasombo dam project

Problems resulting from establishment of the Akasombo dam project

The Akasombo dam project was opened in 1966 and was built across the volta river where the river passes through the narrow gorge. The project was funded by Ghana, the United States of America, Britain, and the world bank. The following are problems which resulted from the establishment of the Akasombo dam project: The loss …

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