120-MW hydro project completed in Congo Republic

The Republic of the Congo in Africa has inaugurated a 120-MW hydroelectric power station, wire services reported.

The US$377 million Imboulou hydropower plant, located 150 km north of Brazzaville, is 85 percent-funded with soft loans by China and was built by China National Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corporation (CMEC).

Terms of the financing have not been released.

In other news, the Mpanga hydroelectric power project in Kamwenge District, Uganda, is now operational, news agencies reported.

The construction of the (US$13 million) project began in 2007 under the funding of South Asian Energy System contracted by a Sri Lankan-based NGO VSHYDRO, media reports indicate.

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