PROJECT IN THE REPUBLIC
THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The management of the Water
Resources of the Republic of Guinea has attracted considerable attention
in the past two decades, particularly from the central government, the
World Bank and a number of Non-governmental organizations.
In 1980 BGRM conducted some
evaluation studies on underground water resources at Fouta Djallon and
in Forest Guinea. The cities of Mamou and Pita in Fouta Djallon and
Kissidougou in Forest Guinea are now enjoying borehole supplies. There
is need however, for a more expansive hydrogeological study program for
these regions for the maximization of their underground resources potentials.
The Research Reports of
1993/94/98 identified 3 projects for environmental protection of Sala Basin,
Samou Region. The reports of 1998 addressed the conditions of the
installations of Touri Basin with a view of rehabilitating the old irrigation
installation in Konkouré where a 40m dam for hydro-electricity production
is located. Water related environmental problems in this region are
assuming alarming proportions. These problems are largely caused
by gold and diamond activities.
The Lakes of Kinkon, Tinkisso,
Banéa, Kalé and heavy Waterfalls in the region appear to
be potentially viable for pisciculture. Apart from the growing silting
of Lakes Kinkon and Tinkisso for which a report is available, there is
very limited data or information for necessary evaluation and planning.
Studies relating to culture species and silting are necessary for appropriate
In the Fouta Djallon area,
hydrological conditions appear to exist for community water supplies through
the application of hydrams. An inventory of 30 sites has been completed
with 10 of the sites fully developed, although only 3 are currently functional.
The authorities wish to study and develop the remaining 20 sites and rehabilitate
the non-functional installations.
A report on the hydroelectric
installations of Kinkouré shows much advanced deterioration of the
equipment due to mud, which appears to be silting up rapidly. The
conditions of the dam and equipment are giving course for serious concern.
Some efforts have been initiated
in the development of thermal and mineral waters that could eventually
have considerable social and economic impacts for the Republic of Guinea.
A factory for mineral water has been built in Coyah, and the potential
in Boké area between Kemsar and Kolabonga is believed to be important.
At Foulalory, thermal water is also believed to be present. The importance
of geothermal water cannot be over emphasized. A hydrogeological
program for the investigations and development of thermal and mineral waters
is necessary for rational development of the resources.
Tender documents for the
rehabilitation and management of the works at Tinkisso, Dabola, have been
prepared for private sector financing and management. Investors would
be expected to rehabilitate and manage the works and power services.
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