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  • Tanzania
Location: North West Tanzania, 90 km Bukoba Town
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Bank Risk Rating: U
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Board Decision Date: 2017-03-31
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The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Hydropower
Project Cost (USD): $ 511.65 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported UAC 379 million
Converted using 2017-03-31 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ AFDB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-12-01
Disclosure Date: 2016-09-30

Project Description
Description Through detailed optimization and economic and financial analysis the alternative with full supply level of 1190masl and a maximum turbine discharge of 315m3/s with two turbines was found most advantageous. The total cost of the proposed alternative is 379.4 M USD All prices and cost data are quoted in US Dollars (USD). The unit cost is referred to the price level of year 2014 for high quality construction materials and equipment. No taxes and import duties are included in the cost estimate. It is assumed that the project will be implemented through an international competitive bidding. Without taking into account what will be the form of contract, contract packaging for the Kakono hydropower plant may be: "Civil and Builder's works: Power Station, Dam and Infrastructure "Mechanical Works including Hydraulic Steel Structures; "Electrical Works: Generators, Control system, Transformers, HV Cables, Switchyard/Substation; "Transmission Line Objectives The project objectives are to provide reliable power supply to north-western part of Tanzania; stabilise the national electricity grid; and support regional integration.
Investment Description
Contact Information
MUGUWA Andrew - RDGE1 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing crmuinfo@afdb.org, b.kargougou@afdb.org, b.fall@afdb.org, and/or s.toure@afdb.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/.
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