23 June 2008 – Firms have been invited to carry out a feasibility study for the Karuma transmission line and substation by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL).
UETCL is also finalising the signing of a contract for the Bujagali-Kawanda transmission line and Kawanda substation.
The utility plans on constructing a transmission line between Karuma hydropower plant to central, eastern and west Nile regions of Uganda.
"The Government received financing from the Government of Norway and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the cost of consultancy services," UETCL announced in a notification.
"The services include the feasibility study, environmental impact assessment and resettlement action plan for the Karuma interconnection project."
The Ugandan government and Norwegian firm, Norpak are drawing up a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 200MW hydropower station at Karuma. Work on the project is expected to start this year and completion is estimated for 2011.