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Isimba Dam construction commences
Publish Date: Aug 07, 2014
Isimba Dam construction commences
Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi flanked by various government officials listen to Pax Xiaolin, Senior Manager China International Water and Electric corporation explaining details of the Isimba project layout during the visit at the dam site in Kayunga District. PHOTO/VPPU
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By Vision Reporter

Preliminary works on Isimba Hydropower Dam project in Kayunga District are underway for the construction of yet another power station that will boost the country’s electricity power capacity.
 

The power station expected to be completed in about three years will produce 183 mega watts and will cost about 57 million dollars including a Government counterpart funding of 15 percent.
 

The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka yesterday inspected the ongoing works on site and commended the team on ground for the plans which he said if followed will enable the completion of the project on schedule.
 

Ssekandi urged the local people in the area where the Dam is being constructed to cooperate and support the team on ground to ensure a smooth run of activities on site and also called upon the local leaders of Kayunga and Kamuli to take interest in the progress.


He assured those affected by the works that Government will pay for the costed items saying that since some have already been compensated, those who have not been paid should be patient.

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka listens to Pan Xiaolin a senior manager of China International Water and Electric Corporation that is undertaking the construction of Isimba Hydro power plant at Nampanyi, Busaana Ntengeru north in Kayunga district. Next to Vice President is State Minister for Energy, Simon Dujang, State Minister for Lands Idah Nantaba , Attonery General Peter Nyombi and his Deputy, Fred Ruhindi and other officials from the Chinese company. PHOTO/PPU

The Vice President who was accompanied by the Attorney General Peter Nyombi, State Ministers for Justice, Fredrick Ruhindi, for Energy Simon Dujanga, for Lands Aida Nantaba and other senior Government officials were on site to assess the progress of the project.
 

According to the site Engineer Moses Murengezi, Government will pay about 42 billion shillings in compensation for the 37,000acre land on which the project will be accommodated in both Kayunga and Kamuli districts.
 

He said already about 7 billion shillings has been paid out to those affected for land which will accommodate the powerhouse, the dam, a substation for power evacuation to Bujagali and a second road across the Nile River that will connect Kayunga and Kamuli districts.
 

The project is funded by a Chinese Government low interest loan secured by Government of Uganda through Chinese Exim Bank.

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