State-owned utility Régie de Production et Distribution d’Eau et d’Electricité (Regideso) has launched an international tender to connect the Rusumo Falls hydropower plant on the Kagera River to the national grid. Bids are sought by 4 December for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 220kV line linking the Rusumo Falls plant via the northern city of Muyinga to the central city of Gitega, a 30kV line between Musasa and Muyinga, and substations at Gitega and Muyinga.