Gurara

Gurara

 

group of oases and settlements in Algeria, in the Sahara, in the territory of Ain-Sefra, on the Trans-Saharan caravan route, south of the Grand Erg Occidental. Population 40,000 (1966). The chief settlement and commercial center is Timimoun (population, 15,300). The basic occupations of the settled population are the cultivation of date palms (395,000 trees) and grains and the production of handicrafts (especially drapery fabrics).

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These projects have reached an advanced stage of completion, such as the 360MW Gurara II project, also in Niger state; and the 3,050MW Mambilla, and the 40MW Kashimbilla power projects, both in the north-eastern state of Taraba.
Labaran Maku, the Minister of Information, and his Water Resources equivalent, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe have jointly announced that the Federal Government has agreed to provide around N40 billion to complete the Gurara water projects A and B and the Regional urban water supply project for Ilesha water works.
6 billion contracts to complete Gurara and Ilesha dams.
Project Description: Hulohwo/Kpakpata River Basin is located across the Gurara River in Abaji Area Council of FCT.
Ziyad Abu Gurara, secretary-general of the regional commission for the protection of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, said the workshop is important because it sheds light on dwindling marine resources in the region, which suffers from excessive and illegal fishing.
The area is drained by River Usuma and River Gurara the major rivers within the study area as well as in the FCT.
The Gurara II dam is to become the first private led large hydro power in Nigeria as plans were drawn up by an American firm, Transatlantic Investment and Development Company (TIDC) to fund its construction.
The state has numerous, large, perennial water bodies including major rivers like the Niger, Kaduna and Gurara and three giant man-made lakes (Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro) with an estimated water surface area of 4,360 [km.
An American company, Transatlantic Investment and Development Company (TIDC), has announced that it has completed deals to fund the construction of the Gurara multipurpose dam project also called as Gurara II in Niger State.
72 billion counterpart funding for the sector by the National Economic Council, not just for Zungeru, but Mambilla Dam in Taraba and Gurara 11 Dam in Suleja, Niger State will soon see the light of the day.
Senator Mohammed said once completed, the treatment plants will get its raw water from the main Lower Usuma Dam and the Gurara Dam located about 74 kilometres away.
He further expressed optimism that very soon, residents will start to enjoying the benefits of the completed multi-billion-naira Gurara Water Transfer Project.