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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...
30 Sep 2018 KAMPALA
Several Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activists have come up to advocate for the Pay Per Fetch model, a system where money for water is collected on a pay-as-you-fetch basis from everyone and at all water points in Uganda. There is an opportunity to collect revenue, which is used in maintaining the water systems and increasing its sustainability.
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...
30 Apr 2018 ST PETERSBURG
A Uganda delegation from the Water and Environment Sector is in St Petersburg, Russia for a five-day business visit that has seen them interact with officials from Vodokanal. The company is responsible for water supply and waste management in St Petersburg.
6 Oct 2016 KAMPALA
Several parts of Kampala and other surrounding areas are to experience a 48-hour water shutdown to allow pipe reconnection works at Nakasero to evacuate more water and improve water supply in the central business district.
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.
23 Mar 2016 LILONGWE, Malawi
Business groups in Malawi this week called into question the right to water, arguing that water services should be viewed as a source of income and not a charitable donation.William Muhairwe, former had of Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation and current executive director of Global Water Leaders, told participants at the 2016 Malawi National Water Conference on March 21st that the water sector was key to improving and sustaining economic growth and creating jobs...
4 Mar 2016 KAMPALA
Eastern Kampala residents will enjoy improved water services of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) after the corporation commissioned the Centenary Park water pump on Tuesday. The facility will be used to pump water to residential areas in eastern Kampala previously not on the network.
4 Feb 2016 KAMPALA, Uganda
The African Development Bank (AfDB) this week approved a $91 million USD loan to support the second phase of Uganda’s Water and Sanitation Program.The program targets 1.43 million people, the majority of whom are living in rural districts.“Direct impacts of the project include reduction in the average walking distance to the nearest water point and reduction in time spent fetching water at congested water points,” the bank said in a statement issued on February 3rd...
23 Dec 2015 KAMPALA
Egypt has offered to research on the control and elimination of giant salvinia molesta, a new water weed, described by experts as worse than the water hyacinth. According Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr. Tress Bucyanayandi, the fast growing aquatic, which has massively spread on Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga are characterised by forming dense mats, brown, yellow or green in colour that affect fish and fisher men.