Energy infrastructure to improve in Uganda

11 February 2011

Uganda's energy infrastructure is set for a massive improvement after the construction of an 18MW hydro power plant was completed.

It has been developed in the western quarter of the country and the Daily Monitor noted at least 20 per cent of the 88MW of power the nation will receive from independent producers in the next 12 months will come from it.

The Mpanga Hydro Project in the Kamwenge District is set to go operational from March.

Cletus Sserwanga, coordinator of the scheme, said: "Without compromising quality and project specifications, the Mpanga project was constructed at the lowest cost ever per megawatt for a hydropower project in Uganda."

The total cost of the programme is estimated to be 60 billion Ugandan Shillings (£15.6 million).

It comes at a time when the country is also set to benefit from the Bujagali Hydro Power project.

Uganda will also see its transport infrastructure enhanced, with 309km of road to be upgraded and a further 805km reconstructed.

Categories: Energy

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