Construction of the Pwalugu multipurpose dam in northern Ghana was launched on 29 November at a ceremony attended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The $933m project is being built by China’s Sinohydro for the Volta River Authority (VRA) on the White Volta River on the boundary of the Upper East and North East regions. The project includes a dam with an elevation of 165 metres impounding a 350km2 reservoir, with an associated 60MW hydropower plant and a 50MW solar PV plant.