Malawi Minister for Agriculture, Lobin Lowe has warned Plem Construction Limited over constant usage of substandard material during it construction process.

During a tour round the construction site of the Linga Irrigation Dam in Nkhata Bay, Lowe said his ministry would frequently be visiting the site to ensure that the company complies with the agreed contract standards.

Quoting Lowe, “I am, however, impressed with the progress and standard of the construction works of the dam which is expected to be functional by May 2021.

He further stated that, Linga Dam will be the largest irrigation dam after Bwanje Irrigation Dam (in Dedza). The largest dam in the county is Kamuzu II Dam which supplies consumption water, but Linga Dam is the first of its kind in Malawi.”

According to Senior Chief Fukamapiri “This dam will enhance irrigation agriculture in my area and I will ensure that my subjects own it for its sustainability.”

Construction works of the dam are estimated to cost about 15.6 million U$$D (over MK11.7 billion) with funding from African Development Bank.

Meanwhile, the dam is at embankment formation and spill way construction levels.

Source: Nyasa Times

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