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29 Sep 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) $1.16 Million USD for implementing a reliable and inexpensive solution to providing water to refugee camps in Uganda.Delivering water by tanker-trucks to remote refugee camps was a challenge for UNHCR due to the prohibitive cost and the inability to monitor the process accurately...
12 Feb 2020 KAMPALA
A Chinese firm has applied to Ugandan authorities for a licence to develop a $1.4 billion hydropower plant that could potentially expand the country’s generation capacity by 40% according to a regulatory official and papers seen by Reuters. The firm, PowerChina International Group Limited (PIGL), wants to develop the Ayago Hydroelectric Power Station, located on a section of River Nile between the lakes Kyoga and Albert, according to its licence application seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
28 Jan 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is a challenge but represents huge investment opportunity for the private sector through 2030, according to a new report from Standard Chartered Bank.The “Opportunity2030” study shows the funding need and the scale of required investment in order to achieve SDG 6 (water for all), SDG 7 (access to power), and SDG 9 (improved infrastructure) by 2030, breaking down the investment opportunity by SDG and by country...
28 Jul 2019 DODOMA, Tanzania
Tanzania President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone for the Rufiji Hydropower Project (RHPP) at Stiegler’s Gorge July 26, reigniting protests by nature conservationists. RHPP is in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1982, the country’s largest wildlife area and home to significant populations of elephants and black rhinocerous, as well as cheetahs and giraffes...
28 Mar 2019 KAMPALA
The government of Uganda has tasked Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) to speed up preparation activities to pave way for construction works of the Nyagak Mini-hydro Power Dam in West Nile. “This project is key to us and the government is ready to avail funds for construction works to begin” said State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga while officiating the revival of the project plans.
22 Jul 2018 Rukungiri
The construction of Kahengye Gravity Water Scheme is far from complete two years after the project commenced. The Shs44b World Bank and government funded water project kicked off in July 2016 and was undertaken by an Indian firm, Technofab Engineering Services. It was expected to be completed by September 2017...
19 Jun 2018 KAMPALA
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has today signed a contract for the construction of a modern mega drinking water treatment plant in Katosi, to the east of Kampala. The new plant which will initially produce 160 million litres of water per day will be constructed by Sogea/Suez International...
16 May 2018 CAIRO, Egypt
Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has invited his Egyptian counterpart to visit the source of the Nile in the East African nation. Museveni who arrived in Egypt May 15 to hold bilateral talks, said he is happy that the North African nation now has progressive leaders who share the common interests of unity and development...
26 Oct 2017 ANKARA
Turkey no longer suffers from any water problems, according to Veysel Eroglu, the Turkish Forestry and Water Minister on Wednesday. He added that Turkey had delivered water to more than 1.8 million people in Africa, to support a tree plantation project by a non-governmental organization, the Great Green Wall...
27 Apr 2017 CAIRO
After seven years during which Egypt froze its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative in objection to the Entebbe Agreement — which does not recognize Egypt’s historical annual water quota from the Nile River and gives upstream countries the right to build dams without any prior notice — the Egyptian team handling the Nile water issue at the Foreign Ministry and Water Resources Ministry embarked on a round of negotiations that started with an extraordinary ministerial meeting in Uganda on March 29 and aimed to find a formula of understanding that satisfies all parties and paves the way for Egypt's return to the Nile Basin Initiative, reports Al-Monitor...
9 Sep 2016 KAMPALA
Some residents in Kampala and surrounding areas yesterday turned to contaminated spring wells after the National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) shut down its systems in Ggaba and Muyenba areas. Although the on-going shutdown to allow upgrading of the water system in Kampala started on Monday and was expected to last for only 14 hours, it stretched further, affecting residents in parts of Mukono, Wakiso and Kampala.
5 Aug 2016 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
Egypt has requested reinstatement of its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which it suspended in 2010, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week.The Ethiopian News Agency quoted Mekassa as saying Egypt had submitted the request during the 24th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Nile Basin Initiative, held in Uganda last month...