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World Bank delegation visits Isimba Hydropower project in Uganda

Update:2016-04-08

A World Bank delegation composed of 11 members, including the Word Bank Director for Southeast Africa Region Dr. Lucio Monari, the World Bank Environmental Consultant Mr. Jack Mozingo, and the World Bank Legal Counsel, visited the Isimba Hydropower Project in Uganda in company with the Project Manager of the Employer on March 9, 2016. The delegation inspected the dam foundation pit, 1st stage u/s and d/s cofferdams, and the 1st stage extended cofferdams before listening to an overall introduction on the project in respects of general layout, construction progress, safety and management.

The delegation spoke high of the construction progress achieved so far and commended repeatedly during the inspection the high standards and stringent requirements of project design and construction as well as the orderly construction management and emphasis attached to environment protection, especially measures taken to protect water resources of the Nile and dispose construction wastes. The delegation indicated that Isimba was the cleanest project under construction they had ever seen. In response, CWE pledged that as a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation, the company would press ahead with its construction according to the high standards of the Three Gorges Project, so as to build the Isimba project into a model project in Uganda.
(Translator: Jiang Guangwen, Proofreader: Ma Li)