Uganda to get another hydro-electric plant, at Karuma Falls of the Nile River in the western part of the country.
According to sources in the ministry of energy, set for construction start by July of this year, the electric plant will be constructed just before the river enters Murchison Falls National Park near Karuma wild reserve.
The good news is that a tunnel version is being used in this hydro-electric plant, the environmental and social impact is considered much lower compared to a power plant using a dam, as recently described for the Bujagali venture. There fore much of the spectacular rapids will be visible for tourists.
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