Karimenu II Dam is a multipurpose dam project that has been under construction since 2019 under the leadership of former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Construction of the dam was implemented under the EPC-F framework by joint venture between AVIC International Holding Corporation and Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute. The main financer of the project is China Exim Bank and government of Kenya.
The dam which is said to be now operational consist of 59 meters high wall across river Karimenu. It has water treatment plant and 55 kilometers water transmission pipes. It can hold a maximum of 73 million liters of water per day.
To help in improving the water holding capacity of Karimenu II Dam, the government made great efforts yesterday by planting 13,000 trees at the banks of the dam. According to information shared by Athi Water Works, the trees were planted in partnership with Stanbic Kenya and RUJWASCO (Ruiru-Juja Waters And Sewerage Company).
Besides increasing catchment of the dam, the trees will bring more benefits to Kenyans by eradicating global warming and climate change.
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