Environment and historical development
The idea of the project might have started in the 1960s following extensive land use surveys and technical assistance by the British Overseas Development Authority (ODA) and USAID. The principal engineering partners of KRP is Netherlands Engineering and Construction Company (NEDECCO). The project started in earnest after the Nigerian civil war in the late 1960s. Kano River Project (KRP) covers an extensive floodplain covering River Kano, River Challawa and their convergence through the Hadejia and Jama'are Rivers. The floodplains of these were only locally tapped unless the development of the KRP. The construction of the Tiga and Challawa Gorge dams upstream was the backbone of KRP a development that stalled flooding. The maximum extent of flooding has declined from 300,000 ha in the 1960s to around 70,000 to 100,000 ha. The Federal Government of Nigeria took over the custody of KRP through the Hadejia Jamaare River Basin Development Authority.
Kano River Project
What is Kano famous for?
Kano is popular for its traditional arts and crafts, including weaving and indigo cloth dyeing, and it has long been known for its leatherwork; its tanned goatskins were sent to north Africa from about the 15th century, and were known in Europe as morocco leather.
Labelled ‘Kano’ by his friends (a reference to a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series that used to rip out his opponent’s heart), he tried to think of another MC title outside of this playful nickname, but this ended up being the one that stuck.
Kainji Dam is a 7.2km long gravity dam on the River Niger. It created Lake Kainji, which at 135km long and 30km wide at its widest point, is the largest man-made lake in Nigeria.
The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China is the world’s biggest hydroelectric facility.
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What is the full meaning of Kano?
KANO. An inexpensive computer kit (Not an acronym) Computing » Hardware.
City of Benin, the oldest city in Nigeria. One of the oldest harbours documented in Southern Africa. According to the Pate Chronicle, the town of Pate was founded by refugees from Oman in the 8th century.
Around the tenth century Bayajidda Abuyazid, said to be an exiled Baghdad (present-day Iraq) prince, took control of the area and founded the Kano kingdom along with six other Hausa city-states, Daura, Katsina, Zazzau, Gobir, Rano, and Biram. He named Kano as the capital city.
The old city of Kano was first surrounded by walls in the 1 lth to 12th century, well before Islam came to the city. The walls were extended under the rule of Emir Mohammad Rumfa, who is the first Kano ruler to enthusiastically embrace Islam in the 15th century after the Wangarawa arrived.
|Nationality||American (1992–1996) Australian (1995–present)|
|Fighting styles||Xing Yi (MK:DA, MK:A) Aikido (MK:DA)|