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Niger - Project to support the Kandadji ecosystems regeneration and Niger Valley development programme (P_KRESMIN) – Summary ESIA


Almost entirely located in the Sahel-Saharan zone, the Republic of Niger is characterised by very low annual rainfall and long dry spells. The western part of country is traversed by the Niger River, which is Niger’s most important surface water resource. Average flows of the river declined sharply over the years from 1970 to 1990, with very low flows during the low-water season. To mitigate the impact of reduced river water flows, the Kandadji Ecosystems Regeneration and Niger Valley Development Programme (PKRESMIN) was officially adopted by the Nigerien Government in August 2002 and placed under the responsibility of the High Commission for the Development of the Niger Valley (HCAVN), which in 2017 became the Kandadji Dam Agency (ABK).

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