State utility Régie de Production et Distribution d’Eau et d’Electricité (Regideso) has given a joint venture of Italy’s CMC di Ravenna and Egypt’s Orascom Construction a contract for the construction of the Jiji and Mulembwe hydropower plants with a combined installed capacity of 48MW. The contract, valued at €67.8m ($75.94m), was signed on 17 October, according to a notice published on the World Bank’s project and procurement website.