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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The accident was said to have occurred at Izom village in Gurara Local Government of the state.
He added that some of the assets of the ministry identified for used to increase the power generation of the country comprise the 30megawatt Gurara 1 Hydropower plant in Kaduna, 10mw Tiga dam Hydro Power plant in Kano, 10mw Oyan dam Hydro Power plant in Ogun, 8mw Challawa dam Hydro Power plant in Kano and 6mw Ikere dam Hydro Power plant in Oyo state.
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.
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 study area is drained by River Usuma which is an important tributary of River Gurara and is the largest and major river within the study area.
The transmission and other requirements to operate the 30MW Gurara Phase 1 Hydroelectric Plant, the 40MW Kashimbilla Hydroelectric Plant and the 215 MW Kaduna Gas/LPG/Diesel Power Plant will also be completed this year.
Project Description: Hulohwo/Kpakpata River Basin is located across the Gurara River in Abaji Area Council of FCT.
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.
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.
While Parading the suspects before newsmen at Gawu Babangida Police Division of Gurara Council Area of Niger State on Friday night, the FPRO said they were arrested by men of the STS following a tip off which eventually paid off.
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.