Ugandan president inaugurates Chinese-built hydropower plant

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-22 10:47:21|Editor: xuxin
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Photo taken on March 21, 2019 shows Isimba hydro-dam, a hydropower project on the Victoria Nile in Kayunga, Uganda. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday inaugurated the Chinese-built Isimba Hydropower Plant on the Victoria Nile in the central part of the African country. The 183 MW power plant cost an estimated 568 million U.S. dollars, with 85 percent in a concessional loan from the Export-Import Bank of China. Uganda provides the rest of the funding. The power plant is intended to address a power shortage that experts say affects Uganda's economic development. Its construction started in 2015 and hired more than 3,000 workers, of whom 85 percent were Ugandans. China is also financing the building of the 600 MW Karuma Hydropower Plant, another power plant at the upper stretch of the river Nile, in northern Uganda. (Xinhua/Zhang Gaiping)

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