Tanzani to Start Construction of Rumakali & Ruhudji Hydropower
Tanzania’s Minister for Energy Dr Medard Kalemani has said that the government will soon start construction of two hydropower projects in Njombe Region with the capacity of generating 580 MW. The projects involve the construction of the Rumakali and Ruhudji hydroelectric power plants which will have capacities of 222 MW and 358 MW respectively.
He said “We now hope to enter the second stage of announcing tenders to find eligible contractors who will be able to produce quality projects.”
He said that once the construction work begins, the projects are expected to be completed within three years and thus add 580MW to the National Grid.