Kurdistan to build third largest dam in the region, first in Erbil
Construction of the Goma Span Dam continues in Erbil, which, once completed, will be the biggest in the province, and third largest in the Kurdistan Region after the Dukan and Darbandikhan dams.
The project is expected to have a reservoir capacity of 115 million cubic meters, playing a major role in preserving water, increasing underground water levels, combating drought, providing clean water to Erbil province, and subsequently developing the tourism sector.
In an interview with the Kurdistan Region’s Department of Media and Information, Abdullah Hamad Gardi, manager of the company constructing the dam, said that “the budget for this dam, stretching 512 meters in length and with a height of 70 meters, stands at an estimated 95 billion Iraqi dinars.” He also added that “the project is under construction and is already completed by 50%.”
Gardi noted that the project, with an area of 6 million and 125 thousand square meters, is set to be the third largest dam in the Kurdistan Region.
Additionally, this is the first time in the Kurdistan Region and the whole of Iraq that Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) is being used to construct a dam.
Department of Media and Information