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Uganda and Tanzania to develop joint power project

Arusha, Tanzania — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 13 September 2011 – The governments of Uganda and Tanzania have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the joint development of the 16MW Kikagati-Murongo hydroelectric project on the boundary between the two countries.

The power project comprises two generating units of 8MW each which will be built on the Kagera River, which forms the Uganda-Tanzania boundary.

In terms of the agreement, the power house will be located on the Ugandan side and the reservoir will cover both partner states.

The project, which will be implemented by an independent power producer, will include an electrification programme in Murongo inTanzania, as well as one in Kikagati in Uganda.

It will be connected to the grid at Kikagati.