Jul 10

DRC and South Africa to revive Inga 3 project

The Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa have agreed to revive Congo’s giant Inga 3 hydroelectric project that South Africa hopes will help solve its crippling power crisis. Reuters reports that the $14 billion Inga 3, announced in 2013 with World Bank support, was supposed to deliver 11GW of power, primarily for export to South Africa and for mines in eastern Congo. However, the World Bank cancelled its involvement in 2016 due to what it called strategic differences.