|Approval Date||27 Jun 2016|
|Signature Date||24 Jul 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||29 Jun 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Water Supply & Sanitation|
|DAC Sector Code||14010|
The Feasibility Study for The Kikonge Multipurpose Dam, Hydropower and Irrigation Project will provide a response to the challenge facing the electricity sector in Tanzania. With the ultimate aim to reduce poverty and increase economic growth, the project, when the infrastructure is commissioned, will improve availability of water resources for irrigation and associated activities in the area and electricity generation and supply to the national grid. This study will cover the irrigation scheme, agro-business development, the dam and its reservoir and the associated hydropower plant and the high voltage transmission line. In addition, this study will also encompass water supply to local communities, local electricity supply through a mini hydro-power plant, fishing activities, tourism development and other uses of water for activities in the reservoir area (navigation, transport and water for mining). The project includes the following components: 1) Prefeasibility study of the multipurpose project; 2) Other studies and technical assistance including Climate Change Resilience Assessment; 3) Strategic Social and Environmental Assessment studies. The estimated overall duration of the project is 22 months, including 15 months for the performance of the studies. The total cost is estimated at € 2,462,399.
The principal objectives of this project are to: Improve livelihood, social well-being and socio economic development through the Kikonge Multipurpose Dam - water resources mobilisation and development project for multiple uses: Irrigation, Hydroelectricity generation, Water supply, Fisheries and Tourism.
The direct beneficiaries of the study are the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFSC) and the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) and TANESCO the national electricity company. The implementation of this project will substantially benefit the populations in the area estimated at 15,000 inhabitants. It will also benefit the productive socio-economic actors in the various sectors of industry, agriculture, trade and tourism at the national level.
AfricaWater Facility Fund
Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO)
|Other IATI identifier||CA-3-A034853001|
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|
|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|