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Japan News Release  
3 May 2012                 


Bujagali Transmission Lines and Substations
Financed by Japan and ADB Have Been COMPLETED



The Bujagali Interconnection Project, financed by Japan and African Development Bank (ADB), has been completed. The project aims to provide adequate transmission capacity for evacuation of power from Bujagali Power Station to Kawanda, Nalubaale, Tororo, and Mutundwe. ADB has financed USD 30 million, and the Government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided the loan of JPY 3.484 billion (approximately USD 30 million at the exchange rate in 2007 when Japan singed for the project).


The specific project contents are as follows:

  1. Construction of transmission lines from Bujagali to Kawanda (220Kv, 75km), from Kawanda to Mutundwe (132Kv, 15km), from Bujagali to Nalubaale (132Kv, 8km), and from Bujagali to the existing Tororo line (132Kv, 5km);

  2. Construction of a new substation at Kawanda, and expansion of the existing substation at Mutundwe.

To develop a multi-component and multi-donor framework for resource mobilization and development partnership, the Government of Japan in partnership with ADB launched the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa in 2005. Under this initiative, Japan and ADB are also financing the “Interconnection of Electric Grids of Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries Project,” which will construct the interconnection of power grids between Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.