Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of constructing the dam?
cost of the project is estimated to be US$622 million. The
Government of Ghana is providing US$60 million whiles the Eximbank
of China is providing a loan of US$562 million. (The US$562 million
is made up of a Concessionary Loan of US$268.5 million
and a Buyer’s Credit Loan of US$293.5 million)
Who is the Contractor?
Corporation of China
Who is the Consultant?
Coyne Et Bellier
What will be the
of the Bui Dam?
400MW (about one-third of VRA’s production)
and a net average annual energy production of 1000 gigawatt
How many Ghanaian artisans / labourers are currently employed on
How many Contractors’ Expatriate staff are employed on the site?
60 Pakistanis (Mainly
On which river is the Dam been constructed?
Black Volta River
Where is the Project located?
On the border of the
Bole (Northern Region) and Tain (Brong-Ahafo Region)
districts in North-Western Ghana
What are the closest major towns to the Project?
When is the Bui Dam expected to be completed?
What is the crest elevation of the dam?
185 masl (metres above sea
What is the full supply level (F.S.L) of the dam?
How high will the dam be?