Construction on the massive Inga 3 dam, which is expected to produce 4,800 megawatts of power for the Democratic Republic of Congo, won’t begin until 2017 at the earliest. This is according to a Thursday statement by the World Bank and signals a fresh delay in the project.
“Work should get underway in 2017,” said the World Bank’s DR Congo manager Ahmadou Moustapha Ndiaye. “there are still a lot of technical questions to be resolved,”
The planned Isimba Dam, with the force of the White Nile, would offer the much-needed electricity that the Ugandan government wants, since it could produce 183 megawatts but its reservoir will flood the area around the Kalagala Falls, which means that the ecosystem will be affected.