Tanzania: AfDB loan for Malagarasi dam

Issue 428 - 03 Dec 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) board on 26 November approved a $120m loan to fund the construction of the 50MW Malagarasi hydropower plant in the Kigoma region of western Tanzania. The project includes a run-of-river hydropower plant, a 54km, 132kV transmission line to connect to the national grid, distribution network expansion including rural electrification and last-mile connections, project management and contract administration support, and compensation and resettlement of affected persons.

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