Santo Antão: Chã de Branquinho dam inoperative three years ago will be recovered in 2020

Porto Novo, Oct 23 (Inforpress) – The Chã de Branquinho underground dam in Porto Novo, Santo Antão, damaged by the September 2016 floods, will begin to be recovered from mid-2020, with the completion of the road to the locality.

The dam, which was built in 2012 as part of the Alto Mira River Basin reorganization project, represented an investment of 25 million escudos and has the capacity to mobilize 350 thousand cubic meters / year.

As part of the Santo Antão recovery program, following the floods of three years ago, the Chã de Branquinho underground dam recovery project was funded, but the start of the work, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (MAA), depends on the access road to this village, launched in September.

The start of the works are expected to begin in November, and the road is expected to be completed in six months, and it is believed that the dam will begin to be recovered from mid-next year in response to a farmers’ claim.



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