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.