Eswatini awards US$136 million dam contract

May 25th, 2023

Eswatini Water and Agriculture Development Enterprise has awarded the contract for the construction of the Mpakeni dam to the Sakhalive joint venture from China.

The contract is valued at US$136 million. The construction period is 51 months.

The scope of the project comprises the construction of a 52 metre-high clay core rockfill embankment dam and associated works including a 15km main access road.

The dam will be built in the Shiselweni region of Eswatini.

Photo: Map of Eswatini (© Mohammed Sohail Khan | Dreamstime)