Work has begun on a 67 million cedis (25 million sterling) new reservoir project in Weija, Ghana.
GV PAN River TO old dam (2 shots)
LV Buildings of pumping station
CU Sign "Construction work"
GV Site of new dam
GV & SV Workers dig canal to let out stagnant water (2 shots)
GTV PAN Reservoir area
GV & MV Abandoned water treatment plant (2 shots)
MV & CU Bulldozer levelling out ground with dam site in background (3 shots)
SV Italian officials talking
GV Bulldozer backs away from lorry
MV & GV PAN Workers building dynamite store (2 shots)
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Background: Work has begun on a 67 million cedis (25 million sterling) new reservoir project in Weija, Ghana. It replaces a dam near Accra that was washed away by floods in 1968.
The new project is a key factor in planning one of Ghana's chief industrial regions. Colonel Bob Kotei, Ghana's Commissioner for Works and Housing, has said that the reservoir will provide water for the rapidly growing Accra-Tema Area. It should serve the needs of the area until the year 2,000.
Construction is being supervised by an Italian firm. Part of the financing comes from the World Bank, the Canadian Development Agency and the African Development Bank.