Monday, 9 March 2015

Indian companies to build hydro-power plants for Rwanda

Indian companies to build hydro-power plants for RwandaKIGALI (TOA)- Two Indians companies have officially commenced the construction of 28 megawatts (MW) Nyabarongo Hydroelectric Power Plant in Rwanda, an official source told the Times of Africa (TOA).

The plant, located in North Western Rwanda, for which the construction works started in 2009 is expected to be completed by July this year and is being constructed by India-based Bharath Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) and Angelique International Ltd (AIL), according to the Rwandan Minister of Infrastrcture, James Musoni.

It is said that both Indian firms signed the Engineering procurement construction contract with the Rwandan government to complete the project by July 2015

Commenting on the new move, the senior Rwanda's government official said that the hydro dam project is being constructed to generate 28 megawatts of electricity for the country thanks to the credit line of US$91M that was granted by the the Export-Import Bank of India.

The Nyabarongo Hydro Electricity Power Project was conceived in late 2007, but due to constraints of funds the construction work has always been hampered by lack of funds and appropriate technology, it is said

RWandan officials said that the project when completed would open new frontiers to drive the socioeconomic transformation of the entire country to another level. Read More...


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