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South Sudan: New power plant, grid upgrade for Juba

The government of South Sudan commissioned a new power plant and a $38m upgraded power distribution system for Juba on 21 November. Local developer Ezra Construction & Development Group commissioned the 33MW first phase of a 100MW power plant due for completion by the end of 2021. The project was approved by the government in August 2017 and developed on a build, own, operate, transfer basis. Construction started in late 2017. The Juba Power Distribution System Rehabilitation and Expansion Project was financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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