A Sh40 billion Soin-Koru multipurpose dam is in schedule to be constructed, after the completion of the feasibility studies – By Gerald Gekara.
The project has been lauded as the solution to historic flooding along River Nyando, and aid supply water for irrigation, and hydroelectricity.
Pre-bidding and a visit to the project site is supposed to take place on June 22.
Work on the project will be supervised by Kenyan contractors, while international companies have been invited to bid for construction.
Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o said the project will provide a long-term solution to the flooding and provide clean water to residents.
National Water Harvesting And Storage Authority director Bernard Okebe has been leading meetings in Kisumu to discuss compensation of those to be displaced, among other details about the project.
Mr Okebe expressed confidence that the project will end perennial flooding in the Nyando and Muhoroni areas.
The dam was initially planned in the 1980s. The dam will be stationed 5 km upstream river Nyando from Muhoroni town. The project will have a treatment plant of 35.5m cubic metres.