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Uganda's largest hydroelectric power project launched

Jinja, Uganda, 21 August 2007 - Uganda's President His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni today laid the foundation stone for the US$ 770 million Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Project, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan. The country's first private hydroelectric power project, is expected to significantly lower the price of electricity in Uganda. It is one of the largest independent power plants in sub-Saharan Africa and is will be commissioned by the end of 2010.