Hy­dro pro­ject

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Con­struc­tion of the re­gional Rusumo Falls Hy­dro­elec­tric Pro­ject has re­cently kicked off at the Tan­za­nian bor­der dis­trict of Ngara which is ex­pected to ben­e­fit over 1 mil­lion peo­ple in East Africa when com­pleted. The pro­ject is owned by the three East Africa coun­tries of Bu­rundi, Rwanda and Tan­za­nia through a spe­cial pur­pose ve­hi­cle, Rusumo Power Co. Ltd. The pro­ject is ex­pected to de­liver a shared hy­dropower plant with an in­stalled ca­pac­ity of 80 mw. Each of the three coun­tries will re­ceive their equal shares of elec­tric­ity di­rectly con­nected to their re­spec­tive na­tional grid through the trans­mis­sion lines. The con­struc­tion of the hy­dro­elec­tric power plant is funded by the World Bank at a cost of $340 mil­lion.

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