Rwanda’s Ruzizi IV Hydro Power Project gets US$8.9m from AfDB

RWANDA – The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group has approved a US$8.9 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project.  The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and will supply electricity to the DRC, Burundi and Rwanda. When completed, Ruzizi IV is projected to produce 287 MW of electricity and exploit the Ruzizi River’s full hydropower potential.  Two power plants are already in operation:…

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