PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan is nowadays slated to grace Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project (JNHPP) water filling for the envisioned era of two,115 megawatts (MW) of electrical energy upon final touch.

The filling of water within the dam follows final touch of development of the diversion channel on the undertaking, in accordance to Minister for Energy, Mr January Makamba.

Mr Makamba advised newshounds on the development web page final weekend that the historical tournament is anticipated to be graced by means of President Samia and attended by means of over 300 visitors from each the federal government of Tanzania and Egypt.

Mr Makamba defined additional that the dam to be used to generate electrical energy at JNHPP measures about 916 sq. kilometres and has a capability of storing up to 33.2 billion cubic metres of water.

According to the minister, the development on implementation of the undertaking used to be at 78.68 in step with cent as of final month.

“The opening of the diversion channel to drive water in the dam signals a significant momentum in implementation of the project,” Mr Makamba defined.

Construction paintings for the 6.5tri/- undertaking is scheduled for final touch in June, 2024. The undertaking is crucial step against Tanzania’s power combine pressure which seeks to produce electrical energy inexpensive assets.

Actual development of the undertaking began in December 2018 as a part of the federal government’s wider power combine purpose, which additionally partially seeks to convey down electrical energy prices.

Hydropower stays the most affordable supply of producing electrical energy within the nation at about 36/- in step with unit when put next to 103/- and 112/- for wind and geothermal assets, respectively.

Apart from producing electrical energy, the undertaking may be an important for controlling common flooding and boosting tourism, because it used to be constructed inside the Julius Nyerere National Park the place River Rufiji traverses.

The Minister discussed different advantages related to the dam at JNHPP as fishing in addition to irrigation farming.

Mr Makamba elaborated that not like different hydropower crops which rely on flowing water to generate electrical energy, the water to be saved on the JNHPP dam can produce electrical energy for 3 consecutive years even if there is not any rain.

“There are some individuals who were doubting sustainability of JNHPP due to results of local weather exchange however in actual fact there will likely be sufficient water which can be utilized for up to 3 years in case there are not any rains to replenish the river.