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Isimba hydropower station, Uganda

A photo taken on March 21, 2019 shows the Chinese-built Isimba hydropower station on the Victoria Nile in central Uganda. [Photo/Xinhua]

Construction on the Isimba hydropower station in Uganda was completed on March 21. The project cost an estimated $568 million, with 85 percent coming from a concessional loan provided by the Export-Import Bank of China. Uganda provided the rest of the funding.

Built by China International Water & Electric Corp, the 183 MW power plant is the third-largest power station in Uganda, increasing the country's power generation capacity from 984 to 1167 MW.

The power plant is intended to address a power shortage that experts say affects Uganda's economic development. Construction started in 2015 and hired more than 3,000 workers, of whom 85 percent were Ugandans.

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