The African Water Facility (AWF), a multilateral fund hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), will finance a $2-million grant to help the government of Tanzania launch a pre-feasibility study for the multipurpose Kikonge dam, irrigation and hydropower project, expected to boost hydropower generation and irrigation development in Tanzania's Southwest region. In March, AfDB approved a $24 million loan to support Rwanda's contribution to the development of the Multinational Ruzizi III Hydropower Project. The project is central to AfDB's strategic vision for the development of the African energy sector through the promotion of universal access to low-carbon and inclusive modern energy. More about AfDB in this BRIEFING.
African Water Facility: Boosting Hydropower and Irrigation in Tanzania
African Development Bank, 4 August 2016
Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). This… Read more »
AfDB Approves Loan for Rwanda's First Regional Hydropower Public-Private Partnership Project
African Development Bank, 17 March 2016
The African Development Bank Group announced on 16 March a US$ 24 million loan to support Rwanda's contribution to the development of the Multinational Ruzizi III Hydropower… Read more »
Multinational Ruzizi HPP - Burundi. Ruzizi III consists of the construction of a 147 MW Hydropower Plant on the Ruzizi river bordering DRC and Rwanda. It will be developed as a Public Private Partnership, through a concession provided to a private investor to develop, build, operate, and maintain the plant. Ruzizi III would be the third hydropower development on the river following Ruzizi I ("RI" - 29.8 MW) and Ruzizi II ("RII" - 43.8 MW).
The impacts arising from investments made by the African Development Bank Group in 2015 will collectively improve mobility of at least 1.2 million users of public transport, result ... Read more »
As part of its New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is charging on with plans to light up Africa. The Bank recently Read more »
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