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China Three Gorges to build water conservation dam in Mauritius

11 October 2011

China Three Gorges has signed a contract with the Government of Mauritius for the construction of the Bagatelle Dam across the Terre Rouge River in Mauritius.

The dam will form a reservoir of 14.2 million cubic metres and, on completion, will supply water to Port Louis and other downstream regions.

Construction is expected to start in December with an investment of $112m, reports xinhuanet.com.

The project will be carried out by China Three Gorges' subsidiary China International Water & Electric, and will receive soft loans from the Export-Import Bank of China.