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    World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants


    The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.

    Guinea renews call for social-environmental assessment of 75-MW Garafiri hydro project, thermal plant


    Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG) has renewed its invitation for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project and the 140.5-MW Tombo thermal power plant.

    Bank funding for 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydro project to strengthen Zambia utility


    Utilizing funds for development of the 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project, the European Investment Bank (EIB) invites applications for pre-qualification to help strengthen Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO).

    Africa agency seeks upgrade of Zambezi River water information system


    The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help modernize the Zambezi Water Information System (ZAMWIS) to meet needs of Zambezi riparian countries of Africa.

    Malawi seeks design for rehabilitation of Kamuzu Dam, evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2


    The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform detailed design and bid preparation for rehabilitation and raising of Kamuzu Dam as well as dam evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2.

    RusHydro completes feasibility studies for Kainji, Jebba hydropower plant rehabs


    RusHydro International AG has completed feasibility studies for reconstruction of Nigeria's 750-MW Kainji and 578-MW Jebba hydropower projects, the JSC RusHydro subsidiary announced.

    Pre-feasibility studies sought for small hydro projects in Liberia


    A Norwegian lender invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform pre-feasibility studies of selected mini-hydropower projects in Liberia.

    Burundi seeks geotechnical design review of 31.5-MW Jiji Dam


    Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a geotechnical design review of the proposed dam for the 31.5-MW Jiji hydroelectric project on Burundi's Jiji River.

    Officials give update on Ethiopia's 6,000-MW Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project


    Ethiopian officials said they expect to be producing at least 750 MW of power from the Grand Renaissance hydropower plant within the next 18 months.

    Marine Hydrokinetics


    News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from March-April 2014

    Small Hydro


    The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from March-April 2014

    Tech Notes


    Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from March-April 2014

    Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch


    Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president, and chief executive officer of global engineering, consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry globally and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

    DRC's controversial Inga 3 hydropower project receives IDA technical assistance grant


    The World Bank Group's Board of Directors approved a US$73.1 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the Inga 3 Basse Chute and Mid-size Hydropower Development Technical Assistance Project earlier today.

    HRW Briefings


    News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2014

    Selecting Sustainability for Hydropower Designs


    The hydropower industry has expended tremendous effort to ensure that new projects are developed with environmental and social sustainability in mind.

    Japan makes grant for Malawi's Tedzani hydropower projects


    A US$300 million grant from Japan to Malawi will be used for the development and construction of the Tedzani hydropower project.

    Angola seeks water resources plan for hydro-rich Cuanza River


    Angola's National Water Directorate invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop an integrated water resources management plan for the hydropower-rich Cuanza River.

    Malawi extends call for gates, civil construction, weed collector at Kamuzu Barrage


    The government of Malawi has extended the deadlines for bids for gates, civil construction and a jib crane/weed collector for the upgrade of Kamuzu Barrage at Liwonde on Malawi's Shire River.

    World Bank's Meike van Ginneken to speak during HydroVision International keynote


    The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are pleased to announce that Meike van Ginneken of the World Bank will participate as a keynote speaker at the upcoming conference and exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

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