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Etunda Irrigation Canal

Project Description





LCE was commissioned by the Directorate of Extension and Engineering Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Namibia, to design a 10.5 km long, trapezoidal, concrete lined canal, with a capacity of 2.1 m3/s and an invert width of 1.0 m, for the purpose of supplying water to the Etunda irrigation project in the Omusati Region of northern Namibia.This canal is supplied with water from the main Calueque – Olushandja Canal, through two 600 mm diameter siphons, which discharge into an off-take structure with a stilling well. This Project also included the provision of a base pump station and two irrigation pump stations, as well as canal structures such as road and pedestrian bridges, under passages, reject weirs and livestock drinking installations. Seelenbinder Consulting Engineers were appointed as the mechanical and electrical sub-consultants. LCE also carried out the project management, construction supervision and quality control for the construction contract, which was successfully completed in 1997, at a cost of N$ 15 million.

Location: Etunda in the Omusati Region

Project Value: N$ 15 million

Completion: 1997

Commencement: 1996