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President Yoweri Museveni formally commissioned the 183MW Isimba hydropower plant on 21 March. Isimba, which has been operating since the end of December, was built by China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE) through a $567.7m contract 85% funded by the Export-Import Bank of China. Construction was delayed when cracks became visible in the dam in 2016, causing leaks and flooding of the powerhouse and destroying the coffer dam.