China's Sino Hydro Will Build $214 Million USD Rwanda Hydro Plant

KIGALI

Rwanda’s efforts to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024 have received a boost after a deal that will see China’s SinoHydro build the Nyabarongo-II Hydropower Plant. The 43.5MW plant is expected to be in operation in five years time at a cost of $214 million. According to Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL), once complete, the project will contribute to over 11.5 per cent of the total electricity on the national grid.

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