• Metolong Authority (MA) has put in place a Labour Recruitment
    Strategy in order to facilitate recruitment of labour by its
    various contractors. According to this strategy, skilled labour
    can be recruited nationally and internationally if not available
    locally.

    Metolong Dam and Water
    Supply Programme officially inaugurated
  • His Majesty King Letsie III officially inaugurated the Metolong Dam
    and Water Supply Programme (MDWSP) at a ceremony held at Metolong
    Thaba-Bosiu on the 20th November 2015.The Programme, whose main
    objective is the supply of water to Maseru and the surrounding towns of
    Roma, Mazenod, Morija and Teyateyaneng was officially launched in 2008.

    Metolong Authority Clarifies
    Labour Recruitment by its Contractors
  • On Monday 5th August 2013, a major milestone was reached at
    the dam site with the main contractor, Sinohydro Corporation
    Limited placing the first of the roller compacted concrete (RCC)
    into the dam foundation. This follows many months of intensive
    preparatory works including rock excavation.

    METOLONG DAM
    reaches major milestone
  • On Friday, October 14th 2011, the Ministry of Natural
    Resources launched the Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme
    at Metolong. The Right Honourable, the Prime Minister,
    Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili officiated the launch which symbolises
    the commencement of construction activities for the major components
    of the Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme

    Metolong Dam and
    Water Supply Programme Launched

Advance Infrastructure

32 km North Access Road
10 MVa Power Supply
30 m3 per day water and sanitation
12 km South Access Road
Bulk Power Supply
Telecommunications

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Metolong Dam


Height - 83m
Crest width - 270m
Capacity - 63 million cubic metres
Reservoir length - 13.5 km
Elevation - 1671 m ASL

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Water Treatment works(WTW)

Capacity - 75ML per day (average), 94ML per day (peak) 700m Raw water pipeline from reservoir Treated water pump station 2.5 km Treated water pumping main 40ML Command Reservoir ;;;

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Downstream Conveyence System (DCS)

36 km line to Maseru
63 km line to Roma, Mazenod and Morija
25 km line to Teyateyaneng

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Environmental and Social Management Programme

Resettlement and Compensation
HIV/AIDS Management Programme
Integrated Catchment Management
Instream Flow Requirements and Aquatic Systems
Cultural Resources Management
Communications and Community Participation
Construction Monitoring Programme
Water and Sanitation Services (WATSAN)
Rural Electrification

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